SHARING PAST: We held our first Open Day to share with our neighbours the results of the research that we have carried out into the past of our village.
We weren’t sure how much interest there would be but we were overwhelmed by the number of visitors who came.
There were displays detailing the origins of the village including an archaeological dig of the Roman road, continuing into the establishment of Brinkburn Priory and St Mary’s Churches and their changes in fortune as well as the establishment of the first Presbyterian Church in England.
The village was well-supplied with Inns as a result of the building of a toll-road and a range of shops, houses and grander building followed.
Schools were established Water mills were present from the earliest times and employment gradually diversified from agriculture into mining and other industrial processes.
The village was hugely affected by the Second World War and many of the senior residents of the village have described the things that they experienced at that time.
If you know anything about people or events that have happened in Longframlington we would love to hear from you so that our village history can be as comprehensive as possible. Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings, held on the third Wednesday of the month, in the village Memorial Hall at 8pm, or contact Norma Sadler on 01665 570259.