NT9350 : NCK Excavator & Route Master Bus, Chain Bridge Honey Farm

taken 1 year ago, near to Loanend, Northumberland, Great Britain

NCK Excavator & Route Master Bus, Chain Bridge Honey Farm
NCK Excavator & Route Master Bus, Chain Bridge Honey Farm
The 'Little Geordie' NCK Rapier 305 excavator is another of the vehicles restored by the Robson family displayed at Chain Bridge Honey Farm.
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
The Chain Bridge Honey Farm is a flourishing family business, started by beekeeping advisor William Selby Robson in 1948.

In 1962, his son, also William but known as Willie, took up beekeeping with the aim of expanding his fatherís enterprise, not only by increasing the number of hives, but also the diversity of products.

In 1982 a new honey house was built. The honey house was gradually extended to include workshops and, in 1991, a very comprehensive visitor centre. It was around this time that many new products were introduced using the vast amounts of beeswax produced. Hive numbers rose gradually as the seasons allowed from 500 to nearly 2,000 at present (with 2,500 the future target).

As well as honey and related products for sale there is a comprehensive free exhibition on bees and bee-keeping. The visitor centre walls are decorated with huge intricate murals painted by local artist, Tony Johnson. Outside and in buildings on-site are Stephen Robsonís vast display of vintage vehicles, a fascinating museum, and a cafť situated in a double decker bus.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Vehicle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9358 5073 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:44.9939N 2:6.2305W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 93609 50734
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