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Danelaw

2020-12-02T18:23:31+00:00

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.....

Danelaw2020-12-02T18:23:31+00:00

River Trent

2020-11-28T17:06:50+00:00

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

2020-11-25T12:44:07+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.....

Cycling2020-11-25T12:44:07+00:00

Ferrybridge Power Station

2020-11-25T17:30:05+00:00

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

2020-11-25T09:08:52+00:00

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

2020-11-18T23:18:34+00:00

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

2020-11-25T12:45:00+00:00

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

2020-11-25T12:45:21+00:00

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

2020-11-18T12:28:28+00:00

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

2020-11-19T17:23:23+00:00

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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