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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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Angel of the North

The Angel of the North arose alongside the Great North Road in February 1998. The 20m high steel statue was deliberately sized and sited to be visible to those travelling...

King Harold

Perhaps the most famous return trip along the Great North Road was that of Harold in 1066. Faced with both Scandinavian and French challenges to his newly.....

River Nene

In Roman times, Ermine Street crossed the Nene to the west of modern Peterborough, close to Durobrivae. The site of the Roman bridge is still evident in.....

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