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Danelaw arose from a peace deal in the late 9th century between King Alfred and Viking invaders. It placed half of England under Danish law and.....


River Trent


The River Trent at Newark marks where you cross from north to south, or vice versa, on the Great North Road. Well, that’s my view though some.....

River Trent2020-11-28T17:06:50+00:00



Cycling the Great North Road became a popular past time in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. Today’s car and truck drivers should perhaps.....


Ferrybridge Power Station


The giant cooling towers of Ferrybridge power station represented an important psychological milestone for those travelling the Great North Road in.....

Ferrybridge Power Station2020-11-25T17:30:05+00:00

Emperor Hadrian


Hadrian visited Britain in the summer of AD 122 as part of his first major tour of the provinces. His primary concern was to to neutralise threats to.....

Emperor Hadrian2020-11-25T09:08:52+00:00

Wansford – Bauhaus


This Bauhaus inspired building has been a notable feature for travellers on the Great North Road since it was constructed in the early 1930s. It has seen.....

Wansford – Bauhaus2020-11-18T23:18:34+00:00

Ogilby’s Britannia


John Ogilby published an early road atlas of England and Wales. Each of his chosen roads was displayed in linear form. The route from London to Barwick....

Ogilby’s Britannia2020-11-25T12:45:00+00:00

History of The Post


The Great North Road developed as a means of faster and more frequent transport of people and goods, but it was the needs of the emerging postal service that....

History of The Post2020-11-25T12:45:21+00:00

De Havilland – Hatfield


Many who travelled the Great North Road during the 20th Century will recall the latest De Havilland prototypes being flown above and around Hatfield – and.....

De Havilland – Hatfield2020-11-18T12:28:28+00:00

Hadrian’s Wall


Hadrian’s Wall embodies one of the key reasons for the existence of the Roman Roads north through Britain which were the precursors to our Great North.....

Hadrian’s Wall2020-11-19T17:23:23+00:00
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