Morpeth Then & Now

Morpeth Then & Now

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Morpeth, an ancient market town at the heart of Northumberland, has seen many changes during the course of its long and proud history. Bearing few scars of industrial development and untouched by the coalfields which litter the North East of England, the town's wealth stemmed from horticulture, market gardening and the weekly cattle market, said to have been the largest 'fat market' outside of London. This fascinating collection of more than 80 pairs of images, many previously unpublished, takes a nostalgic look at many aspects of life in Morpeth, from the market, shops and pubs, to schools, the river and the people at the centre of this strong community. Highlighting many interesting developments in local life over the years, each archive photograph is accompanied by a modern equivalent and supporting text. This book will appeal to anyone who has lived or worked in Morpeth, giving the reader an insightful look at how the town has changed over the last 150 years.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 8mm | 230g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • Approx 170
  • 0752435825
  • 9780752435824

Table of contents

1. The Approaches to Morpeth 2. Bridge Street 3. The Market Place, Newmarket and Oldgate 4. Newgate Street 5. The River 6. Back Riggs 7. Churches and Schools 8. Peopleshow more