Has it been refurbished? Who should we thank?
Alnwick House of Correction later became a courthouse, a police station, and is now a Youth Hostel. 150 years ago it was one of the most expensive prisons in England. From the Alnwick Mercury, Jan 1870: …the Saturday Review of last week makes the following startling statement: the average charge for each prisoner is £37 … Continue reading Alnwick House of Correction
Northumberland Archives were a big help when we worked on “Some Alnwick Heritage Heroes“. So we are happy to share their new video <here>), and a link to their web site <here>:
Today our August newsletter went off to the printer. Let’s hope nothing interesting happens in the next week or so.
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