Off the rails

Ken Nesbitt considers the railway history (or not) of Alnwick

Alnwick, Northumberland’s county town, missed out on a rail connection to the South and North (I imagine because of opposition to the idea by local landowners) and had to be content with a short branch line from the Main Line at Alnmouth, a factor which greatly contributed to its lack of use and subsequent closure.

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Journeyman player to overseas coach

ROGER WEST chronicles the life of Randolph Septimus Galloway, born in 1896 in Sunderland, who enjoyed a short but nomadic professional football career within the English League, playing for several prominent clubs in the 1920s then becoming a successful coach in Europe, South America and National Coach for Costa Rica. He was also the only coach/manager of Sporting Lisbon to win the Portuguese Championship on three consecutive seasons continue reading →


From Rothbury to Bermuda

Mike Smith traces the naval history of his ancestors from Rothbury

It all began when I looked up the “wrong” death announcement in The Chronicle.  Like many others no doubt, I have found the website which contains an alphabetic list of all death announcements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle from 1885 to 1906, a boon when trying to find what happened to local ancestors. Many thanks to Kathleen Bolam and Margaret Hall for pointing me in its direction: www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NBL/DeathNotices/

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