A taste of What's On in October
The Parish of Slaley
At the eastern end of the village, Townfoot is the site of the village's Commemoration Hall, given to the village in commemoration of the safe return of the Hunting family's sons.
To the north lies Juliet's Wood, one of Northumberland Wildlife Trust's newest reserves, while further south are the grounds of Slaley Hall hotel, with two golf courses and a network of footpaths open to all. The southern boundary of the parish looks over to the Derwent Reservoir.
To the West, Townhead at the junction with the B6306 road from Hexham, is the venue for the annual Slaley Show in August. The Show began its long history in 1848 and carried on through two world wars to the present day.
From the Hexham road you look west over woods and fields towards the valley of the Devil's Water, while to the south lies the extensive Slaley Forest.
Within the forest is the Ladycross stone quarry, one of the last hand-worked quarries in Britain, producing stone and slates for restoration work in churches and cathedrals from Durham to Canterbury. The surrounding nature reserve is open to visitors by arrangement. Rough roads thread the forest, and a sculpture trail can be followed, while the southern edge of the forest leads on to the open Blanchland Moor.
Local industries have included lead smelting, when packhorse trains carried the lead along the Lead Road. Quarrying, and farming were and still are important occupations.
The Parish of Healey
Healey Parish Council serves the residents of the parish of Healey and Minsteracres.The Parish Council normally meets at 7.30 p.m. four times each year (March, May, September & December) in Slaley Commemoration Hall. An agenda is pasted on the Healey Notice Board (opposite Healey Church) and the Minsteracres Notice Board within the statutory notice period. The official minutes are posted on this website ( www.slaley.org.uk) after their adoption by the Council.
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Would you like to help to make Slaley Show bigger, better and more beautiful than ever in 2022?
Could you help the Secretary or Treasurer?
Could you BE the Secretary or Treasurer?
Can you help the Trade and Craft Secretary?
Could you be the dog-secretary?
Can you help on the day?
Could you help before and after the Show day?
Would you like to add to your experience?
Do you need to boost your CV with some community work?
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marge 673547
St Mary’s Parish Church
St. Mary's is open every day for private prayer from 10am to 5pm
The Vicarage House Martin
Just click on Helen’s woodpecker to get to other lovely pictures
....and the vicarage hare ..... see the LXNR for a bigger view
Slaley Parish defibrillator is located in the Rose and Crown car park.
For more information, contact Jon Storey, Parish Councillor.
The video on this link is really clear and might help you feel confident to use the community defibrillator.