B is for Barndale and Barresdale

Tate identifies Barresdale, in 1569, as referring to land west of the town wall near Pottergate tower, and he tells us that in 1567 the street we know as Pottergate was called Barresdale Street. Robert Norton’s map of 1624 shows a field called Burndales. The boundary of Burndales broadly corresponds to the grounds of Barndale … Continue reading B is for Barndale and Barresdale

Hunter’s Alhambra Theatre

Market Place, Alnwick ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, The Celebrated Three Act Drama, entitled THE BURNING SHIP, Or the Perils of a Sailor Ashore and Afloat. ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 The Great Scottish Drama in Three Acts, entitled THE ROSE OF ETTRICK VALE Or the Bridal of the Borders. To conclude each evening (time permitting) with … Continue reading Hunter’s Alhambra Theatre

Simple rules for seaside enjoyment

1. Before leaving home, study your trains, pack trunks the day before, don’t forget anything, and avoid hurry and excitement. 2. Look for rooms quietly, in a clean quiet street, or suburb, and see that the rooms are clean and airy. 3. Do nothing at all the first day. 4. Rise early every morning, soap … Continue reading Simple rules for seaside enjoyment

Settmakers and stoneworkers journal, October 1926

Sir,—Surveyors have been experimenting for years with sections of roads of different materials, and now it is announced that the Ministry of Transport is going to do the same. No doubt much new and valuable scientific data will be obtained, but is it necessary to wait for the result of future experiment when there is … Continue reading Settmakers and stoneworkers journal, October 1926