Northumberland - Special Coronation edition.
Written by T E C Walker and Sydney Warner.Printed 1952.
Basically a gazette of Northumberland villages - 137 in total with some 83 pictures.
Pages total 299 so there is plenty to read in here.
Amble. First names Anna's Bill or Promontory.
Beadnell.Interesting to see the major point of note is the bronze age relics. "When a
wooden hut was being built in 1934 two bronze age sandstone cists were discovered with the crouched remains of a
man and a woman along with the remains of a pottery food vessel".
Berwick-upon-Tweed.Plenty to say about the town with it's history and stories
from the past."All together it is a grand town to live in and a most satisfactory one to visit.
Blanchland. One of the loveliest villages in Northumberland. Well that is certainly
Byrness. How interesting to see this as a village in it's own right. Nowadays it is largely forgotten and lost
amongst the wild lands up to the Border.
And so on. Lots of easy reading to help pass a wet and windy afternoon beside a log fire.