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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

The photo 'Alnwick, the Lion Monument c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Alnwick, the Lion Monument c1955: The first thing that greets travellers arriving from the south is the Percy Tenantry Column, known locally as the Farmers' Folly. It was built in 1816, and the story most often told is that it was erected by the duke's tenant farmers in thanks for having their rents remitted during a period of agricultural depression. The story goes on that the duke, surprised that his tenants could afford such a memorial, immediately put their rents up. The truth is that it was erected by the members of the Percy Tenantry Volunteers, a unit raised by the duke for home defence during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Memories of Alnwick

Hi Pete, we still have, in our family, a much loved painting of Dunstanburgh Castle which we bought from you for 7 pounds one night in the Birdcage ! You won't remember me but I married David from the Nags Head! Found this site when looking for paintings by you. Missed one at auction recently. The Dunstanburgh one has always been treasured. Happy days !!! Sue

I think it was 1972, when I was hitchhiking north to Scotland and stranded in Alnwick late in the evening. I sat with my girlfrend at the well on a kind of marketplace thinking 'bout a place to sleep. Later a nice guy with a dog came around and talked with us. He fortunately invited us to stay at his home for the (...Read full memory)

I am interested in anyone having memories of the Bird Cage Club in Alnwick. I ran the club in partnership with Stuart Manly (now owner of Barter Books in Alnwick). I would be interested if you have any photographs taken inside the club. I only have two photographs. I would be interested to know if you saw any bands, singers, attended any interesting nights etc etc. Regards, Peter Mc Dermott

I spent my national service 1955/1956 in nearby RAF BOULMER and though many years have passed since i still recall very happy memories of days and nights in Alnwick and of the people there who were some of the nicest friendly people i have ever met before or since.My most vivid memories, seeing i was only 18years old at the (...Read full memory)

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