Cracking the code

Bamburgh Castle’s VE Day Weekend in May will (coronavirus allowing…) include a rare opportunity to see a World War II Enigma cipher machine, bringing full circle an amazing tale of the pivotal role Bamburgh resident Joe Baker-Cresswell played in capturing one of the German coding machines, as JANE HALL discovers.


In the footsteps of Rob Roy

In issue 175 April/May 2020 ANTHONY TOOLE explores a fascinating corner of Northumberland and the history which defines it.


Prodigal son

80 years after the death of Sir Thomas Garbutt Knott – son of the noted philanthropist Sir James Knott and the man who gifted the Knott Memorial Hall in Wylam to the village – Roy Koerner details a strange tale of fake news decades before the term became commonly used.