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West Woodburn 29 November -0001 (Date unspecified) The North Tyne Otter Hounds continued to meet at the Fox and Hounds at West Woodburn well into the 1970s, although it was said that in the final 25 years, they had killed only one otter ? and that was by accident. The otter hunters carried long poles to winkle otters out of their hotts.
West Woodburn 29 November -0001 (Date unspecified) Planning permission for the demolition of the petrol filling station, offices and workshop and the construction of seven four-bedroomed dwellings and new access road.
West Woodburn 17 October 1998 John and Irenee Cowans put the towels on the pumps for the last time in 10 years, when they sold the Bay Horse pub in West Woodburn.
West Woodburn 29 November -0001 ] The lintel over the door at the Bay Horse Inn bears the date 1797 and licensees John and Irenee Cowans arranged a celebration for October 18th.
West Woodburn 12 September 1993 West Woodburn villagers were furious after it was revealed that the Kielder Tourist development Action Programme committee wanted to put up new signposts taking traffic to Kielder via the North Tyne Valley and not the A68. This would mean that the village missed out on tourism.
West Woodburn 09 May 1993 A packed public meeting unanimously opposed plans by a Whitley Bay firm to build 45 new houses in the centre of West Woodburn.
West Woodburn 16 December 1960 Article ?West Woodburn once had a water flour mill? (Wade).
West Woodburn 26 October 1956 Death of 87-year-old James John Hedley, who before his retirement shortly after the War, had been joiner, cartwright and undertaker at West Woodburn for more than half a century.
West Woodburn 21 October 1955 Work started on the first river bridge to be built in Northumberland since the War ? the new Rede Bridge at West Woodburn.
West Woodburn 17 September 1954 Children at Corsenside County Primary School were suffering withdrawal symptoms after a free supply of fruit-flavoured milk tablets were withdrawn. The tablets had been part of a Government study to see what could be done to provide milk to schools that lacked a regular fresh supply.

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