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Northumberland history/heritage
« on: Saturday 7 October 2017, 08:48:49 PM »
Anybody here have knowledge of what specific towns/villages in Northumberland are best known and famous for; even if only known locally?

Anything such as religion, mining, farming, industry, way of life etc...

Currently in the process of putting together designs for a client who wants the most culturally/historically rich areas of Northumberland described visually through collages. Areas such as: Morpeth, Berwick, Alnwick, Amble etc or anywhere with rich cultural or historical significance.

Cheers in advance.

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Re: Northumberland history/heritage
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 8 October 2017, 07:17:08 PM »
Amble - The Waterloo lock in
Morpeth - Skittles in Suburban.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 9 October 2017, 04:23:57 PM »
Cheers for the reply, but I can't find any info on the things mentioned. Could you elaborate at all?

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 9 October 2017, 05:50:26 PM »
Backworth, Ashington, Bridlington - mining
North Shields - fishing
Holy Island/Lindisfarne - Religion



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« Reply #4 on: Monday 9 October 2017, 06:58:32 PM »
Backworth, Ashington, Bridlington - mining
North Shields - fishing
Holy Island/Lindisfarne - Religion



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Excellent stuff. Good info regarding Backworth & Bridlington - knew about Ashington's mining history but the other two places as well as perhaps Ellington will bolster that piece well.

Cheers :thup:

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 9 October 2017, 08:02:14 PM »
Backworth, Ashington, Bridlington - mining
North Shields - fishing
Holy Island/Lindisfarne - Religion



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Excellent stuff. Good info regarding Backworth & Bridlington - knew about Ashington's mining history but the other two places as well as perhaps Ellington will bolster that piece well.

Cheers :thup:

Sorry that was a typo. Should be Bedlington not Brid :lol:


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« Reply #6 on: Monday 9 October 2017, 10:38:06 PM »
A valuable correction, I would have went ahead and stuck "Bridlington" on the design.  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 11:23:29 AM »
Wylam - George Stephenson / Trains
Hexham - Religion
Corbridge - Romans

If in doubt just hoy a few castles on. Prudhoe, Belsay, Langley, Warkworth are all fairly well known etc.

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 11:32:11 AM »
Wylam - George Stephenson / Trains
Hexham - Religion
Corbridge - Romans

If in doubt just hoy a few castles on. Prudhoe, Belsay, Langley, Warkworth are all fairly well known etc.

Brilliant, cheers :thup:

Some really nice imagery thinking of steam locomotives, tracks, stations & steam clouds. Will certainly be experimenting with that.

And aye, it was castles galore at first, have to create 12 designs so they'll make good filler when I run out of subjects  :D

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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 12:21:35 PM »
Some great history around Bamburgh (Bebbanburg) and King Oswald claiming to be Bretwalda etc.
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 02:54:37 PM »
Interesting. Those old names (Saxon era?) could be a nice addition paired with the modern names. History & place together.

Know any more? I understand I could look this up, but sources online aren't always the most valid so I prefer getting them from someone with knowledge of these things.

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 03:03:40 PM »
Well Northumberia was split into two parts, Bernicia and Deira for a starting point.
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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 06:25:18 PM »
Wallsend & Jarrow - shipbuilding.
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 06:37:28 PM »
Just after stuff to do with the county of Northumberland, but cheers for the response mate :thup:

Northumberland history/heritage
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 09:18:11 PM »
Wallsend was Northumberland until 1974. Stupid county of Tyne and Wear *sigh*

There was a great tv show by Ant and Dec called 'History of Tyneside'

Loads and loads to do with Northumberland.

I remember some great stuff on Cragside being in that programme


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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 09:27:32 PM »
Probably a good idea to try and catch up on any of Robson Green's Tales From Northumberland.
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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 09:27:40 PM »
Definitely read up on Harry Hotspur.
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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 12:11:16 PM »
Byker - Byker Wall isn't really that big a deal here, but in terms of town planning (a famous example of tenants being included in the design process) and architecture (Ralph Erskine) it's famous world wide.

I had no idea that Backworth had mining, like. I always thought it was just farming in the same way that Killingworth was.
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« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 02:23:58 PM »
If you're including Berwick - it being (or not) at war with Russia is a decent spin.

Blyth - shipping (building, navy and port) and smack

Craster - fishing (kippers)

Rothbury - Raoul Moat

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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 12 October 2017, 01:42:58 PM »
Cheers lads, all good stuff...well, nearly all  :lol:

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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 04:17:55 AM »
Howick - Charles Grey (Prime Minister, earl grey tea etc.).
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 11:16:32 AM »
Howick - Charles Grey (Prime Minister, Earl Grey tea etc.).

fyp. Grey's Monument in the toon is a pretty focal point tbf, Metro station and all that. Didn't know he was Lord Howick. We deal with the current one, I'll be fooked.
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 11:44:49 AM »
Early grey :lol:

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 07:13:00 PM »
Already posted but Holy Island / Farne Islands / Seahouses etc etc has got a lot going for it in terms of early church, Grace Darling, probably loads more