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25 Aug
The new Stickley Hamilton Collection, Lady Waterford Hall

It may be difficult to imagine the circumstances under which Lady Louisa found herself moving to Ford in 1859; recently widowed and childless through fate rather than will, Louisa nonetheless lost no time in commissioning the construction of the school for the benefit of the children whose parents lived and worked on the estate. Her […]

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31 Mar
Forest Bathing beside the River Till at Etal

Now more than ever it seems we are being asked to remember how vital nature and the natural world is to our physical and mental well-being. Being in such a beautiful part of the world means we don’t have to go far off the beaten track to find beauty, peace and tranquillity; I can think […]

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01 Mar
Business Opportunity

Calling all foodies: a fantastic business opportunity has arisen to run the café at Heatherslaw Corn Mill from May 2021. It lies amongst a cluster of tourist attractions at Heatherslaw, on Ford & Etal Estates. The business is normally open seasonally, from late-March to early November, seven days a week and is offered on licence […]

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01 Mar
Sales Assistant Vacancy

Heatherslaw Cornmill Gift Shop on Ford & Etal Estates is recruiting for a reliable,capable and friendly sales assistant to work on Saturdays and Sundays.You will be working independently, opening up the shop, dealing with sales,stocking shelves, welcoming people to Heatherslaw Mill. Previous retail experience would be useful, but is not essential as full training willbe given. […]

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16 Dec
Waterwheel repairs at Heatherslaw Mill

The Northumberland Gazette (26 Nov, 2020) reported on much needed repairs that have been recently undertaken to keep the waterwheel turning at Heatherslaw Mill. Head Miller, Dave Harris-Jones, has seen orders increase by 250% on normal demand during the second lockdown and the waterwheel has been working hard to power the machinery. It is almost […]

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23 Nov
The Pre-Raphaelite Sister you’ve never heard of… #museumpassion

Welcome to Ford, tucked away in the very north of Northumberland. This beautiful village is testimony to the philanthropic work of a tireless woman. A woman who was also tireless in her artistic achievements. But who was she? Dante Gabriel Rossetti described her as ‘an excellent artist’ who was ‘such a swell and such a […]

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