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The newsletter of Wylam Parish Council, The Wylam Globe, is published four times a year. Since the first issue appeared in 1973, the Globe has gone from strength to strength. An Editorial Group composed of members of Wylam Parish Council now manages the publication after taking over from Philip Brooks who acted as Editor until 2005. Whilst the Parish Council retains editorial control, all residents of Wylam are encouraged to submit articles, photographs and information about events of local interest

The title of The Wylam Globe has become familiar over the years, but when the first issue appeared, residents were invited to offer alternative suggestions. It was explained that "The Globe" had been the title of a famous 19th century newspaper. J.F.B. Blackett, who became M.P. for Newcastle and was a member of the family who were Squires of Wylam for some 300 years from 1679, was a frequent and distinguished contributor to this newspaper

On publication of the second issue of The Wylam Globe, it had come to light that "Globe" was also a name given to an engine designed by Timothy Hackworth for the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1830 and built at the Robert Stephenson Works in Newcastle. With that sort of provenance, there was no going back and the name has been a fixture ever since. When the third issue of The Wylam Globe went to press in April 1974, a line drawing of Hackworth's engine "Globe" had become part of the title strip. This remained in use until 1978, when it was replaced by the current drawing of the Wylam locomotive "Puffing Billy" specially drawn for the Parish Council by Martin Orchard.

Please note that some of the Globe files are large, and may be up to 10-12MB in size, and may therefore take some time to download. For Wylam Globes from earlier years please click on the tabs below.

  • Issue 142, Spring 2023 (large at 9.0MB)
  • Issue 143, Summer 2023 including 50th anniversary content (extra large at 18.0MB)
  • Issue 139, Autumn 2021 (large at 9.85MB)
  • Issue 138, Summer 2021 (large at 15.32MB)
  • Issue 137, Spring 2021 (Spare copies may be available in the foyer of Wylam Institute)