About the Editor

This blog is edited, and principally written, by Larry Winger, an incomer from nearly 30 years ago now. Larry has spent a significant portion of his time in these valleys of the River Allen enjoying, and documenting the life of the village, whether as a co-promoter over a decade of live music under the auspices of ‘Northumbrian Music Nights, or in a decade-long stint at the Hexham Courant’s Allen Valley Notes, or as coordinator of the 2006/07 Village of the Year campaign, or as compiler of three separate editions of the Allen Valleys Compendium/Directory, or in a prolonged effort of grantsmanship exercises on behalf of, and as chairman of, Allendale’s Village Hall and Recreation Ground.