For over two centuries, the towering brick walls of a prison dominated the centre of Northallerton. But now, they have been torn down and reduced to rubble. While developers wait Continue Reading →
The Battle of Fulford, 1066, was long and bloody.
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In my previous post about 11th century Yorkshire, Northern Powerhouse of 1065, I wrote about how northeners, fed up with mis-governenance under Earl Tostig, made a stand. Tostig was exiled, Continue Reading →
Yorkshire and the North-Easts boasts an impressive collection of Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture, skillfully carved with interlace. Gravestones, standing stones, crosses: pieces of stone built into the walls of churches that Continue Reading →
We hear the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ soundbite from time to time. But in 1065, a year before the Norman Conquest, the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ flexed its muscles. The ‘North’, the mythical place Continue Reading →
I was delighted to be invited on a walk with class 2 to learn about Appleton Wiske history. With teacher Mrs Atkinson and Governor Mr Blackwood, we learned about Appleton Continue Reading →
Two local history groups are investigating the lives of ironstone miners in Rosedale, and their use of the historic railway there. Full article in Yorkshire Dalesman August 2011 Continue Reading →