Individual shopfronts provide the main platform for a trader to promote their presence. Together they help shape the character of a town. Within conservation areas it is particularly important that shopfronts and signage are well designed and relate to their surroundings. Shopfronts are an integral part of every high street, and many planning policies include … Continue reading Shopfront design guides: a collection
Schools in Northumberland will close on Friday 19th July. Do you know someone who will be continuing their studies elsewhere? Or someone who will return to school in Alnwick on 2nd September? We have introduced a new category of membership for students with full membership benefits and an annual subscription of £0.00. See the membership … Continue reading Student membership
Our summer outing this year was to the Bowl Hole Ossuary, in the crypt of St Aidan’s Church, at Bamburgh. It was fascinating to learn about the excavation of a 7th century burial ground, and the results of the scientific analysis that followed. Then the creation of a modern ossuary in the crpyt of St … Continue reading Summer outing
“Sir Guy the Seeker, sheltering one stormy night in the ruins, met an enchanter with flaming hair, who challenged him to free a beautiful maiden imprisoned there. Entering a spacious hall, he found…..“ That was twenty miles from Alnwick. There’s more <here>.
Historic England have produced a nice tool to help us explore Capability Brown landscapes from the air <here>. Unfortunately, at this stage, they only mean a “virtual” exploration. However, the landscapes around Alnwick Castle are covered including Hulne Park. The example above shows Hulne Priory, and below is Alnwick Garden.
The Association for Heritage Interpretation Awards scheme recognises and rewards best practice in heritage interpretation across the UK and Ireland. These are the only awards to recognise excellence in all types and sizes of heritage interpretation. This year they have shortlisted “Some Alnwick Heritage Heroes” in the Volunteer and Community Projects category. More details <here>.
Various names have been used for this pant on Clayport. Historic England call it “Pant Outside Westgate House”, but Tate calls it “Clayport High Pant, formerly Kidland’s Well”. He dates it from 1755, when Kidland’s well was converted to a pant. This means that this is the oldest surviving pant in Alnwick (St Michael’s Pant … Continue reading The ball is back!