Third book on village life is launched

John Yearnshire with his latest book.
John Yearnshire with his latest book.

A new book will be launched in Embleton this weekend as part of a series by a local author.

Historian John Yearnshire is launching his third book centring on North Northumberland villages, entitled Around Embleton What the Papers Say.

It follows on from Around Alnmouth What the Papers Say and Around Alnmouth The Lesbury Township What the Papers Say, which have been published previously and are still hugely popular.

Around Embleton What the Papers Say, looks at the journalistic narrative of times gone by. He has located many media reports from the last two centuries, which give an explanation and visual interest into the events which made up ‘real time’ village life.

John will be displaying old photographs of the area, as well as meeting visitors and sharing a complimentary cup of coffee with them at the launch of the book in Creighton Hall, Embleton, on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm.

John has published a number of books covering a wide range of subjects, including historical cricket, policing, and the influential Baronet Williamson family of Whitburn Hall.

He is a retired crime scene investigator with Northumbria Police, he has taught forensic science at the Police National Training Centre, and latterly spent several years in the Middle East.