The Watts of Blyth

There are many notable families from Northumberland, with its rich industrial heritage. One of the most influential and wealthiest of those dynasties is almost unknown today. The Watts family of […]

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African Adventure

I’ve just returned from my annual trip to Namibia, having spent the best part of 3 weeks photographing the wildlife, landscape and dark skies. I know this has got nothing […]

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Thrum Mill

Thrum Mill is situated on the river Coquet just to the east of Rothbury. It has been featured extensively on the TV programme ‘Restoration Man’ and is a famous landmark in […]

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Back in Time

The rich and often violent history of Northumberland is well documented. Anyone who is interested in learning or reading more about it can find a free source of books available […]

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Ghostly Goings On

Northumberland has a well developed market for ghost hunting and there are countless anecdotes of the appearance of all sorts of weird and wonderful things in the area, with plenty of […]

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Aurora Photographing

There is a better than evens chance of the Northern Lights making a show on the evening of Wednesday, 28th September. If any subscribing members would like to have a […]

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Bygone Days

  It’s always interesting to look at old photographs from around the area. Here’s a small selection from my collection. Some are of known places and people, others are unknown. […]

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Stone Age Technology

Northumberland has a rich heritage throughout every period of our history. We tend to think more of the times when the county was under siege from the Viking hordes or […]

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Everyday life in Bygone Days at Harbottle

In the early part of the 19th century, the majority of the population of Coquetdale worked the land. Many were subsistence farmers, depending on the common land and stints to […]

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Murder!

Life for a farm labourer was hard in the early half of the 19th century. It was a constant struggle to survive – the meagre wages paid for some things, […]

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