Anniversary of 1402 battle near Wooler is marked

An interpretation board has been placed on the site of the Battle of Homildon Hill, near Wooler.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:49 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:52 am
The Duke of Northumberland, centre, is pictured with Geoffrey Carter and Clive Hallam-Baker of the Battlefields Trust.

The board was unveiled by the Duke of Northumberland to coincide with the anniversary of the 1402 battle, in which English forces overcame the Scots.

Today, Homildon Hill is better known as Humbleton Hill.

The board, designed and funded by the Battlefields Trust, has been placed on the footpath leading to the battle site.

The Duke’s ancestor, Hotspur, Henry Percy, was victorious in the battle.