Blanchland, The Village c.1935

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Caption for Blanchland, The Village C1935: The Abbey was dissolved in 1539. Its lands were sold to John Bellow and John Bloxham, though they later passed into the hands of the Forsters of Bamburgh. Forced to sell for financial reasons, Tom and Dorothy Forster sold the village to Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, and their aunt's husband.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Blanchland


I spent many happy days at Baybridge (from the 1960s) at my great-grandmother's (Maughan) house (the house on the right of the picture), and went on to work part-time at the Lord Crewe Arms.

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Caption for Blanchland, The Village C1935: The Abbey was dissolved in 1539. Its lands were sold to John Bellow and John Bloxham, though they later passed into the hands of the Forsters of Bamburgh. Forced to sell for financial reasons, Tom and Dorothy Forster sold the village to Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, and their aunt's husband.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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