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Lines to the memory of the late Mr Thomas Coward, Musician

With what rapture did we hearThe strains produced by thy bow, Now thou art silent—where shall we E’er hear such sweetness—never now. The poet and the painter leave But thou, dear Coward, hast not left Thy mantle,—nought of thee is seen. ‘Tis only in our memory We still retain our thoughts of thee, And of … Continue reading Lines to the memory of the late Mr Thomas Coward, Musician

B is for Barndale and Barresdale

Tate identifies Barresdale, in 1569, as referring to land west of the town wall near Pottergate tower, and he tells us that in 1567 the street we know as Pottergate was called Barresdale Street. Robert Norton’s map of 1624 shows a field called Burndales. The boundary of Burndales broadly corresponds to the grounds of Barndale … Continue reading B is for Barndale and Barresdale

Hunter’s Alhambra Theatre

Market Place, Alnwick ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, The Celebrated Three Act Drama, entitled THE BURNING SHIP, Or the Perils of a Sailor Ashore and Afloat. ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 The Great Scottish Drama in Three Acts, entitled THE ROSE OF ETTRICK VALE Or the Bridal of the Borders. To conclude each evening (time permitting) with … Continue reading Hunter’s Alhambra Theatre