Over 500 sites have been added to Historic England listings in 2019. The nearest to Alnwick are War Memorials at Ponteland, Eighton Banks (Gateshead) and Silksworth & Tunstall (Sunderland). All of these are Grade II. The nearest Grade II* sites are Low Whita (Bells) Farm at Grinton in Swaledale, and a former atomic bomb store … Continue reading Latest listings
Since 2009 the number of bus journeys in Northumberland has fallen by 25%. Concessionary journeys are holding up better, but this means that the number of non-concessionary journeys has fallen by almost a third. This is worrying. (Department for Transport data <here>, based on returns from operators. .
Over the three years that Alnwick Civic Society has been running its Christmas Shop Window Competition the judging has become harder. More shops are dressing their windows, and the quality has progressed to some intensively prepared and crafted scenarios. This year, after lengthy deliberation the judges chose Elemental in Fenkle Street and The Beehive in … Continue reading 2019 Christmas Shop Window Competition
Alnwick Mercury, 20th December 1884
Alnwick has been the only town in Northumberland without a connection to the National Cycle Network, so the opening of an off-road cycle path along the Aln Valley Railway can only be described as, what? – an important step?
There are application forms for membership of the Civic Society all over town at the moment, and we are pleased to report that we are starting to see the first coming back to us . We are delighted to welcome our new members. If you haven’t received your application form, then please let us know, … Continue reading Welcome to new members