Posts tagged: Northumberland

The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place

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By , December 2, 2009 02:30

The Hexham Riot of 9th March 1761 resulted in the deaths of over 50 men and women, with dozens more wounded.

The Hexham Riot involved ordinary folk from villages and communities throughout Tynedale, who marched to Hexham on that fateful day to protest against balloting to select men for service in the County Militia. Continue reading 'The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place'»

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'»

Northumberland’s Castles

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By , November 24, 2009 00:35

Northumberland’s castles are the place to discover both the county’s battle-scarred history and the luxury living of wealthy landowners of bygone days. We’ve more castles open to the public than any other county in England. Continue reading 'Northumberland’s Castles'»

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'»

Hexham

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By , November 21, 2009 22:13

We operate Taxis in Hexham, the largest town in West Northumberland situated on the A69 main Newcastle to Carlisle road 20 miles west of Newcastle and standing on the banks of the river Tyne. It is a very ancient ecclesiastical parish in its own right. Continue reading 'Hexham'»