In the recent series of a House Through Time <here>, David Olusoga spent some time on the life of Joshua Alder, a renowned marine biologist who lived at 5, Ravensworth Terrace in Newcastle from 1841 to 1857. If you saw the relevant episode you will recall that Joshua sold the family cheese business to finance … Continue reading Joshua Alder
Two-hundred years ago, in April 1819, parliament received two petitions from shopkeepers in Alnwick and Morpeth arguing against Window Tax. Their point was that a building used for trade or manufacture was exempt from the tax, but a shop attached to a dwelling was treated as part of the house and hence liable for window … Continue reading Window tax
In March 2019 the BBC Shared Data Unit reported that a “patchy” network of charging points was discouraging UK drivers from embracing electric cars. The link is <here>. The results of their analysis have been taken up by local media because Northumberland came out particularly well in the BBC analysis. They reckon the average distance … Continue reading Charging points
When we had to postpone last year’s talk by Fiona White on the Tunnels of Alnwick it came as a disappointment to many. So we anticipate healthy interest on the revised date – 22nd May in St James’s Centre, at 7:30. p.m. All are welcome.
We thank everyone involved in developing the new children’s play area at Bullfield Community Orchard. Particularly: Friends of the Bullfield Community Orchard, Alnwick Town Council, our County Councillors, and pupils who contributed advice.
The Society has been chosen as lead organisation for a ‘street pride’ campaign to reduce street clutter. We started with a pilot survey, on a cold Saturday by committee members Peter, Gill, Susan, Mary, John and David (the photographer – so not pictured). Our list of redundant and excessive signage, inappropriate parking, obsolete and damaged … Continue reading Street pride
Our printer just called to say that the February 2019 edition of the ACS Newsletter is ready to collect. We’ll be distributing it over the next few days