History – After 19002020-11-24T20:33:43+00:00

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...

RAF Wittering

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...

Ferrybridge Power Station

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

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.....

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.....

Henry Royce

Sir Henry Royce, a founding partner in Rolls Royce, was born at Alwalton in 1863 where his father was the miller. When the family business failed, they moved.....

London to Grantham – 1939 Film

This video was taken in 1939 and recently enhanced to improve quality. The video provides a glimpse of the Great North Road before many of the towns were.....

Prehistoric & Roman Origins

Before AD 500

The Saxon & Medieval Road

AD 500 to 1500

Transformation

AD 1500 to 1900

Motor Vehicles & the A1

After 1900

Towns

History

People

Rivers

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