Northumberland through the eyes of the gallant Ordnance Surveyors, c. 1860

DIANA WHALEY explores the Ordnance Survey Name Books for Northumberland, which record the pioneering fieldwork that lies behind our modern maps and throw fascinating light on place names, landscape and life in the mid-19th Century.

Walk on by…

Not one to be scuppered by a little thing called lockdown STEVE NEWMAN, finding himself stuck at home, searches his archive to come up with this series of pecularities in Northumberland which most people simply walk by.

Under its own steam

STEWART BONNEY looks into how the ground breaking Newcastle and Carlisle Railway came to be built.