The Haltwhistle Great War Project aims to record and preserve First World War memories, documents and photographs from the former Haltwhistle Rural District.

Led by Northern Cultural Projects and funded by the Heritage Lattery Fund, a book has been produced along with a short film created by the Haltwhistle Film Project.

In the First World War German bombardments and Zeppelin air raids terrified people in big cities and on the coast. Although there were no mass evacuations organised by the government, thousands of children were sent from danger zones to safer rural areas. These evacuations were organised by individual families, schools or charities like the ‘Children's Country Holiday Fund’. Featherstone Castle in Northumberland became refuge for children from a prep school located at Foxton Hall in Alnmouth. The school stayed in the castle until the end of the war. This short film is a fictional story based on true events, inspired by Edith Nesbit’s novel ‘The Enchanted Castle’. Part of the 'Haltwhistle Great War Project' Made by the Haltwhistle Film Project with Haltwhistle Youth Club and Time Bandits.

You can view the film via this link.

Trustee Vacancies

The Partnership is looking for applications from individuals who are committed to working with like-minded trustees.

If you are interested please apply for consideration with a brief CV and an outline apply in writing to: Westbourne House, Main Street, Haltwhistle, NE49 0AZ mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6th December 2017 2017 8am to 10am Business Breakfast Drop in

at the Centre of Britain Hotel. Come along and network with other local businesses and find out about free business support. Please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you plan to attend so that there is enough breakfast for everyone.

Free courses for businesses

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Other News

September 2017 - new tenant welcomed to the Water Tower building at Haltwhistle station, enabling a local business to expand.

September 2017 - 2 new tenants welcomed to our flats in the Market Square.

September 2017 - community asset transfer of the Hillside property completed to allow 'Young & Sweet' to expand their services for Haltwhistle and surrounding area.

Easter 2017 - Haltwhistle Partnership launches its new website.

January 2017 - Hardware House welcomes new tennant Alistair Burrowes and his Centre of Britain Army Surplus Store. We wish him every success with his relocation to Haltwhistle.

The Partnership has launched its new look website with updated content. It is a 'work in progress' and we would be delighted to hear your feedback. It is intended to keep the site fully up to date and relevant to the community of Haltwhistle and its visitors. The calendar will be in use in due course when we can find time to fit in training for both the staff and trustees who will maintain the site. Our grateful thanks go to trustee Julie Gibbon and her husband Stephen for their hard work in setting up and managing the new site on an entirely voluntary basis.