The Isolation Hospital was three miles south of Alnwick, and intended for treatment of Smallpox. It was jointly operated by Alnwick Urban and Rural District Councils, Amble, Belford and Rothbury. The World Health Organisation declared that Smallpox had been eradicated in 1980. Before that, there were two forms of the virus. Variola major was the … Continue reading Isolation Hospital
The Malcolm in question is Malcolm III (1031-1093), later nicknamed Malcolm Canmore, who ruled Scotland from 1058-1093. Malcolm’s father, Duncan was king of Scotland until 1040, when he was killed in battle fighting against Macbeth. Macbeth became king. At the time Malcom was only nine so he was sent away from Scotland for his own … Continue reading Why was Malcolm cross?
Tate says that in 1569 Anger flatt was held by someone called Metcalfe. He thought the name meant “Meadow flatt”, after Anglo Saxon eng, or German ang, meaning a meadow. The field appears as Agger Flatts on Isaac Thomson’s map of 1760, and Thomas Wilkin’s map of 1773. It was mapped as gardens in 1788. … Continue reading A is for Agger flatts
January 8th 1891 The Surveyor reported that four tenders had been received for the removal of existing urinals to other parts of the town, and the erection of two new ones at the Fish Market, and near the passenger approach to the Railway Station. The Streets Committee recommended acceptance of Messrs. T. H. Hindmmarsh and … Continue reading Urinals
Alnwick Abbey was founded in 1147. Mills associated with the Abbey stood near to where Canongate Bridge now crosses the river. The abbey had two corn mills a little below the Abbey, and a fulling mill higher up the river. There was still a mill in operation here in the 1920’s. Today the mill has … Continue reading Abbey Mills