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Road Building Revolution

2021-05-17T09:07:35+00:00

The growth of turnpikes after 1700 started to provide funding for investment but it was the road building revolution of the late 18th and the 19th centuries which...

Road Building Revolution2021-05-17T09:07:35+00:00

Edmund Boulter

2021-05-08T09:03:10+00:00

Edmund Boulter was a wealthy businessman and member of parliament who left his mark on the Great North Road. His properties came to include Wimpole and...

Edmund Boulter2021-05-08T09:03:10+00:00

Turnpikes

2021-05-08T09:03:36+00:00

The first turnpike in the country introduced charges to a section of the Old North Road. Over the next 100 years turnpikes were introduced the length of...

Turnpikes2021-05-08T09:03:36+00:00

St Paul’s Cathedral

2021-04-08T17:27:34+00:00

Saint Paul's Cathedral is not “on” the Great North Road – more one of its “bookends”. However, whether you define the London end of the road...

St Paul’s Cathedral2021-04-08T17:27:34+00:00

John Muir

2021-03-13T11:46:22+00:00

John Muir was a 19th century conservationist who pioneered the national parks concept in the USA. He was born in Dunbar in 1838. The citizens of...

John Muir2021-03-13T11:46:22+00:00

River Aire

2021-02-22T12:49:25+00:00

The coaches of the Great North Road and todays vehicles on the A1 cross the River Aire at Ferrybridge. The Roman crossing was further west, by ford across the...

River Aire2021-02-22T12:49:25+00:00

Angel of the North

2021-02-25T17:46:13+00:00

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...

Angel of the North2021-02-25T17:46:13+00:00

River Wharfe

2021-02-19T17:18:16+00:00

The river flows for 65 miles before joining the River Ouse. Its source is in the centre of the Yorkshire Dales National Park - where Oughtershaw Beck and...

River Wharfe2021-02-19T17:18:16+00:00

River Don

2021-02-15T13:49:49+00:00

The Yorkshire Don is not to be confused with its more photogenic namesake near Aberdeen. That said, de-industrialisation and concerted efforts by environmental groups...

River Don2021-02-15T13:49:49+00:00

RAF Wittering

2021-02-11T10:03:45+00:00

RAF Wittering is located just south of Stamford, Lincolnshire. It was the “Home of the Harrier” and for several decades has been marked by a Harrier Jump Jet anchored...

RAF Wittering2021-02-11T10:03:45+00:00
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