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 Subject  Date  Description
People 15 December 1874 Death of Henry Rutherford Hall, aged 23 years, who perished in the snow on the night of Tuesday 15th December 1874 near Blindburn and was interred in Hownam churchyard on 15th January 1875.
Hexham 31 December 1874 Rather than setting the old men at the workhouse to work on stone-breaking or oakum picking, Hexham Board of Guardians decided that splitting firewood would be more pleasant work for them.
Wark 09 January 1875 The members of Wark Mechanics Institute celebrated their anniversary on New Years?s Day (1875) by a public tea and concert in the New Town Hall, which had been tastefully decorated by Mr. Cram and Mr. Hutchinson. The concert party failed to arrive having been put on the wrong train.
Wark 16 January 1875 A Grand Concert was held in the New Town Hall on Wednesday evening (13th January) when about 300 people were present. Compare 13/02/1875.
People 30 January 1875 The death was reported of two pedlars, John McSweeden and James Ray.
Simonburn 11 February 1875 An amateur concert was given at the new Wark Town Hall by several members of Simonburn Church choir assisted by a few others from Chollerton and Humshaugh choir.
Newbrough and Fourstones 03 March 1875 There was a good attendance at the annual meeting of the Newbrough Mechanics Institute. The usefulness of the society and its influence, morally and intellectually, was commented on. In an appeal for financial assistance, the institute was described as a boon to unborn generations and its activities were manifest proof in caring for the moral culture and well being for the sons of toil.
Plashetts 17 March 1875 A clerk at Plashetts Colliery almost bled to death after being stabbed in the leg by a nine year old boy whom he had chastised for blowing out the taper with which he was trying to light his pipe.
Bardon Mill and Melkridge 24 March 1875 A valuable draught horse was killed when the cart laden with turnips it was pulling across the railway line at Bardon Mill was struck by a train. The servant driving the cart was unhurt but the cart was shattered, pieces being carried along the line for a mile.
Acomb 14 April 1875 Men and boys lost their jobs after a fire destroyed Acomb colliery. It was believed that the fire started at around 3am due to a burning seam of coal. Cf. 20/04/1875. The fire was finally put out after burning underground for several weeks. Cf. 19/05/1875.

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