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Welcome to the Great North Road

Please share my “scrap book” about one of the world’s most fascinating roads.

Like other Great Roads it brings with it a wealth of history, characters, towns, landscapes and curiosities.

It provides a series of threads which tie together people, places and time.

This website is NOT comprehensive and objective NOR a reliable academic source.

It is a personal perspective based on a lifetime spent living by it and travelling its length.

My task is made easier by others before me who have embarked on similar projects. In particular:
Charles Harper
Frank Morley
Frank Goddard
Biff Vernon
My contribution in no way displaces their more original works.

“A guide for the curious traveller” – Frank Goddard

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If you wish to make suggestions for content, or to point out errors or omissions please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you believe there is any image or content which infringes your copyright then I apologise. Please let me know and infringements will be rectified.

You can email me on enquiries@greatnorthroad.co.uk – or use the contact form.

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