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October 2007 to date

storm January 3rd 2008
High seas and waves crashing over the breakwater start the New Year. Photos by Jason Thompson.
Light Fantastic
16th December 2007 - Guerrilla Lighting create a spectacular illuminated display in St Bartholomew's Church, and at Vernon Place, with both the main and smaller Couple are lit.
boxing day Boxing Day Dip 2007
Hundreds of people turned out on Boxing Day for the annual charity dip. Even GMTV covered the event this year - and the standard of the costumes was beteer than ever.
small couple installation 29th November - 9.30amInstallation of the small Couple statues at Vernon Place. Photos by Jason Thompson. Small couple unveiling 29th November - 1pmUnveiling of the small Couple statues at Vernon Place in the presence of contractors, Council representatives and even a few villagers! Photos by Jason Thompson.
vernon place Vernon Place Preparations
The final tidying up and placement of the circular plinth for the small Couple statues. Photos by Jason Thompson 27th November.
surfing Surf's Up in Newbiggin
12th November - and the conditions in Newbiggin Bay are perfect for surfing. Some visiting surfer dudes have a great deal of fun in the waves, photographed by Derek Hobbs.
beach North Beach and Vernon Place
3rd November 2007 - a quick stroll along the prom to view the sand being spread over the beach in front of Sandridge, and a look at the progress at Vernon Place.
beach flooded 9th November - High Tides
The beach was once more washed by the waves as a high tide lashed the coast. The sea is held back by the beach, and although the sand gets a bit damp, the promenade remains dry. Photos by Richard Martin
fishing Fishing Competition
28th October 2007 - and the beach is buzzing with folks trying to catch fish who are close in looking at the new beach. Photos by Derek and Margaret Hobbs.
beach A day on the beach
28th October 2007 - and the sun is shining, and the people come out to enjoy the Newbiggin sea front. Photos by Jason Thompson.
surfer Kite Surfing
27th October - something new in the bay - a team of Kite Surfers have arrived to test the water, and have a great afternoon skimming along the surf. Photos by Derek and Margaret Hobbs.
surfing More kite surfing...
Later that same day, the surfers are still there, and the sun washes over the beach and buildings, bathing them in golden light. Photos by Jason Thompson.
works 5th October 2007
Some pictures of the sprucing up the prom,Êfinishing the paving on the horseshoe steps, Vernon Place, work on the Pant and the playground. Photos by Derek and Margaret Hobbs.
sunrise Sunrise over Couple
17th October 2007 - 7.40am. Some clouds have silver linings, but in Newbiggin they're made of gold. The sun creeps into view for another day, as Couple watch the show from the best vantage point in the village.
sunrise Sunrise 3rd October 2007
The pools temprorarily created by the high tides reflect the sunrise, and there is also the unusual sight of a pair of smans in the sea - come to look at Couple for themselves. Photos by Derek and Margaret Hobbs.
beach images A Beautiful Sunny Day
6th October 2007 - Brian Chilton takes a walk along the prom from Beach Terrace to Church Point, taking in the views as he goes for us. With thanks to The Bank House Club for hosting the photos!


We welcome contributions to this web site. If you have photographs, video clips or written materials that relate to the project or Newbiggin Bay in general, and would like them to be considered for inclusion, contact or telephone 01670 810370 to speak to Jason Thompson.

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