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Corbridge: A Brief History

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By , November 28, 2009 15:59

We operate taxis in Corbridge, a quiet village in Northumberland in the North of England. However historically it was a town of high importance and one of the largest Roman stations in the north (Corstopitum).

Although some English towns sprang up on the sites occupied by the Romans, the new settlements were usually in the immediate neighbourhood, possibly from superstitious motives. Continue reading 'Corbridge: A Brief History'»

Haydon Bridge: A Brief History

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By , November 28, 2009 03:19

We provide taxis near Haydon Bridge, a Northumbrian village built around a bridge that was destroyed in 1773. It has many interesting historical buildings and claims some notable former residents. Continue reading 'Haydon Bridge: A Brief History'»

Hexham Abbey: A Brief History

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By , November 22, 2009 04:08

There has been a church on the site of Hexham Abbey for over 1300 years since Etheldreda, Queen of Northumbria made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York c.674. Of Wilfrid’s Benedictine abbey, which was constructed almost entirely of material salvaged from nearby Roman ruins, the Saxon crypt and apse still remain. For a little while around that time it was the seat of a bishopric. Continue reading 'Hexham Abbey: A Brief History'»