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Haydon Bridge 23 January 1879 Haydon Bridge Grammar School opened for the first time as a fee-paying school, with the scholars obliged to pay not less than 2d. per week.
Langley on Tyne 15 February 1879 Notices were posted stating that the Langley Barony lead mines must cease production within a month. The Allendale lead-mines were already closed and workers at Nenthead were told their wages were to be reduced by 2d. per day.
Birtley and Chipchase 23 April 1879 There were so many entries for the quoits competition at Birtley Sports Day that darkness fell before the first round was completed. With a silver watch at stake, the match was adjourned for a week.
Otterburn and Redesdale 30 April 1879 An inquest was held into the death of a child, who had drowned when she accidentally fell into the Otter Burn. The coroner pointed out that the burn was in the centre of the village and lacked protection except at the bridge and several accidents had occurred.
Plashetts 10 May 1879 Closure of Plashetts pit from Friday 16th May ?as the state of trade is such that the owners are compelled to close the pit.?
Langley on Tyne 04 July 1879 Special trains ran from Hexham and other stations on the Allendale railway line for the Langley Temperance Society?s 22nd picnic at Staward-le-Peel.
Hexham 09 August 1879 (HH) On Thursday 7th August, Colonel Joicey opened the new convalescent home for visitors, the Tynedale Hydropathic Establishment. Compare HH 09/09/1919.
Greenhead and Gilsland 13 August 1879 After undergoing extensive alterations, Greenhead Church was reopened. Refurbishment included a new floor, new seats, and raising the roof.
North Tyne Valley and Kielder 08 October 1879 After being closed for extensive internal restoration, Greystead Church in Tarset, was reopened for the harvest festival.
Allendale, Alston, Whitfield 12 November 1879 The annual Martinmas Hirings took place in Allendale, with the number of servants being large, especially young girls, many of whom had not been in service previously. Master and mistresses were but thinly represented. Young girls, who had not been previously in service, received from ?2 to ?3 3s; older girls ?3 10s to ?5. A girl who was engaged to go to Warwickshire received ?7 10s for the half year. A good many had to leave without getting engagements. A good many visitors were present.

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