Newsletter October 2018


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October 2018

Welcome to the October edition of the Blagdon Bull newsletter.

Despite clutching onto the last of the sunshine, the summer is now sadly over.  September has drawn to an end and we are, unbelievably, entering into October, the tenth month of 2018.

The leaves on the trees are starting to take on new colours and the temperatures are dropping outside.  Its time to think about heating the house, topping up the gas/oil tanks. And, if you have had permission for an open fire/wood/multi fuel burner, checking your stores before winter is upon us all.  Remember to also have those chimneys swept and to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.


Maintenance and Grounds:-

Throughout this year, Blagdon's maintenance team have been busy carrying out maintenance work across the estate and some sizeable refurbishment projects.  The grounds team have been working hard in the trees, hedge cutting and grass cutting in various places on the estate.  The work carried out and the care taken by the staff (and contractors) on the estate makes Blagdon such a lovely place which we all can appreciate.


Happy Birthday Brian:-

Our maintenance team would not be complete without Brian, the joiner, who celebrated a 'special' birthday recently.  Brian said he had a lovely birthday and we hope he doesnt have to wait until next year for another full english breakfast.


Halloween update - unfortunately the Blagdon tenants committee has had to postpone this years event after all.   With the support of the committee members, staff and volunteers we hope to host another event in 2019.


The Old Blagdonians Social:-

The next social, coffee morning will be on Thursday the 18th of October 2018, from 10.30am until 12.30pm at the Clockroom.  Anyone with a link to Blagdon (past and present) is welcome and money raised will be donated to Macmillan.


Heritage Open Days 2018 - Visit to Blagdon, 13.09.18 update:-

Around 50 people joined the walk, organised by the Greater Morpeth Development Trust, from Stannington and around Blagdon as part of the Heritage Open Days.  Matthew Williamson, Agent for Blagdon gave a talk during the walk about the history of Blagdon.  The walk was over 5 miles and finished off at the Ridley Arms at Stannington.


Ladies Lunch Club:-

The Parlour at Blagdon are hosting their first ladies lunch club on Tuesday 30th October 2019.  Tickets cost £25.00 per person which includes a three course lunch.  For further information and tickets, contact: or on her mobile: 07984 674508.


Dates for the diary:-

October 2018

6th October Wargamers

7th October Stannington Horse Riding Event

11th October Country Trust

18th October Old Blagdonians Coffee morning

20th October Wargamers

25th October Country Trust

27th October Halloween party (Cancelled)

5th November CLA Meeting

10 & 17th November Wargamers

8th December Wargamers


Blagdon intends to host various open days, for charities, in 2019.  The dates will be added to our website.



The White Bridge remains closed. This will be closed until next year and there is no access until the bridge is repaired.  Updates to follow, next year.



The new Blagdon signage has been put in place to remind visitors that the estate is private (by appointment only) and that we have CCTV covering the areas. If anyone has any questions regarding the signage please email:


Residential & Commercial lettings:-

We welcome the new residential and commercial tenants at Blagdon. We wish them all the very best in their new properties.

Blagdon do currently have some commercial spaces available, please contact the office on tel: 01670 789621 for details.




Dog Walkers:-

Staff and residents of Blagdon are welcome to walk their dogs on the estate, but should keep to the designated paths and clean up after their dogs. Dogs should be kept on leads and under control at all times.



Tree felling and timber operations are ongoing on the this estate.  Please take care whilst you are out and about and observe the signs.

Danger Signs


Please check the information page tab of this website for tenants information, we try to provide useful information regarding repairs and problems to explain our repair policy.  The information page covers a wide range of topics including electrical faults, drains and dampness.

Please email me, if you have any comments to make about the newsletter, website or any other aspect of the Blagdon Estate.

The next edition of the newsletter will be in December 2018.



Claire Scott

Estate Administrator