On the Historic England web site you can find several old maps of Alnwick. These images seem to have been acquired by Historic England via the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, but it looks as though the original maps belong to the Duke of Northumberland. The pinfold no longer stands where it … Continue reading Some old maps of Alnwick
Reavell and Cahill were a family firm of architects in Alnwick, with a history of work from about 1886 to 2005. Historic England hold seven albums of black and white prints relating to their work in Alnwick, Durham, and Tyne & Wear. Images include schools, churches, factories, public houses and country houses. You can find … Continue reading Reavell and Cahill
Almost everyone who takes an interest in the 19th century history of Alnwick will be familiar with the map drawn by John Wood in 1827. Wood’s mapping isn’t as accurate as the Ordnance Survey would achieve later. However, the level of detail is remakable, and far exceeds other maps of the time. His work predates … Continue reading John Wood
When lock-down began there was a noticeable increase in dog-mess on Alnwick pavements. So we helped to distribute reminders and free poo bags. After a few weeks the supply of bags is running out and the notices are getting battered by the wind. The dog poo problem hasn’t entirely gone away, but there seems to … Continue reading Dog walkers of Alnwick!
We’ve been asked about the frieze on Alnwick Playhouse. It’s called “All the World’s A Stage’, and depicts the seven ages, from Shakespeare’s As you like it. The frieze dates from 1996, and it’s by David Edwick. There’s more on his work <here>. All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They … Continue reading All the world’s a stage