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Walks about the town

In 1889, the the “Alnwick and County Gazette and Steam Printing Co., Limited” published the second Edition of “A Historical Guide to Alnwick, and the immediate neighbourhood, Containing Valuable Information Relating to the TOWN CASTLE, AND BARONY. Also, a Minute Survey and Description of the Recent Excavations at ALNWICK ABBEY and HOLN PRIORY, Together with Other Objects of Interest in the District.” by George Skelly. … Continue reading Walks about the town

Alnwick Fever Hospital

The need to isolate those with a contagious disease has long been understood, and “pest houses” or “plague houses” date back to the 1400s. In response to the Great Plague of 1665 Charles-II stipulated that every parish must identify a house for isolation of those with the “pestilence”. Specialist isolation hospitals were introduced in London … Continue reading Alnwick Fever Hospital

Works at Denwick Upper Weir

Travelling along Denwick lane it’s apparent that work is under way just above Denwick Bridge. This is part of an initiative by Northumberland Rivers Trust to improve fish and eel passage at five sites on the River Aln in conjunction with Northumberland Estates. Next to Denwick Bridge an existing fish pass is being replaced, and … Continue reading Works at Denwick Upper Weir

Is Alnwick a transport desert?

Today the Times reports that Alnwick has been identified as one of the worst towns in the North-East for public transport. The article is based on a CPRE report called Transport Deserts: the absence of transport choice in England’s small towns. There is plenty of room for improvement in Alnwick’s public transport services, and nothing … Continue reading Is Alnwick a transport desert?