Plan to publish book to celebrate town’s Heritage Heroes

Pottergate and Narrowgate in Alnwick
Pottergate and Narrowgate in Alnwick

Alnwick Civic Society wants to build on the growing awareness of the town’s heritage by putting out a new publication celebrating the heroes.

The Society is proposing to produce a well-illustrated, A4-sized publication ‘that showcases not only our remarkable Ducal townscape itself, but also some of our own Heritage Heroes; those who have helped to protect, interpret and promote our town over the years’.

Announcing the project in its latest newsletter, it says: ‘We will highlight the contributions of a local historian, an internationally-recognised academic, a local illustrator and members of Alnwick’s own Civic Society. These represent all those who are committed to the conservation of Alnwick’s townscape – whether their interest is rooted in their own family history, as natives of the town; built on the choice of Alnwick as their adopted home; or sparked by the long history and unique character of the town.

‘Our intent is that the publication will coincide with the 50th anniversary of conservation areas in England in 2017. As it happens, the date also falls close to the 150th anniversary of Tate’s History of Alnwick and not too far from the 50th anniversary of Cozen’s study of the town and the 25th anniversary of the publication of Zig Zag Alnwick, by Barbara Woodhouse.’

Contact the Society if you wish to get involved.