also known as: Historical Northumberland, Northumberland heritage, What was my town like?, What was my village like?.
If you want to know the heritage of your Northumberland town or village, your library can help. With a wealth of resources including books, maps, information on microfiche and access to Woodhorn Museum, Archive and County Park's materials, there is bound to be something to help you relive your home's past.
Do you want to know more about what your town or village in
Northumberland was like in the past? Your library has
fantastic resources to help you find out more.
Some of the larger libraries have developed strengths in
particular areas of local studies according to the history of their
town, for example: shipbuilding at
Blyth, mining history at Ashington and family history at Hexham.
Your library has a wealth of resources to help you learn more
about your town or village. Click on the links below to find
Search Resources by Town
Why not borrow a book or another resource about your town
or village from the local library.
Click on the links or images below to find resources on:
This is just a small
selection of the books and resources we have to offer. To
search for another town or village and for more resources, click
here to search the library catalogue.
If you are a library member you can borrow books from any
Northumberland library. If the book you want is not available
at a library you can access, you can reserve it to be sent to your
local library for free.
These websites provide a great starting point. Click on
the links below to find out more:
Communities - provides a range of learning resource material that
reflects Northumberland’s heritage, providing a base for studying
the County’s history. The website provides a starting point for
understanding the development of communities in