Longbenton and Benton are close but distinct settlements with different histories. Indeed, they spread into two separate local authority areas. However, there hasn’t been much archive footage found for these quiet districts, located on the edge of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Therefore, this one page combined both communities.
For centuries, Jesmond was a destination for pilgrims. Coming to visit St Mary’s Chapel in Jesmond Dene as early as 1272, the pilgrims were drawn by reports of an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the valley of the Ouse some time shortly after the Norman conquest.
Maidstone in Kent is famous for its brewing and paper making industries, the Archbishop’s Palace, and nearby Leeds Castle, which several Queens once called home. Today the town’s proximity to London, beautiful countryside and the Kent coastline make it a popular place to live and visit.
Chester-le-Street is one of County Durham’s oldest markets towns and is famous for the Shrove Tuesday football match, which probably had its origins in medieval times. This was the resting place of St Cuthbert for more than a century and was later home to a thriving coal industry, but today the town is best known…
Purchasing gifts for older friends and relatives can be a tricky affair, especially when people seem to have all they need. Finding Milton Keynes gifts could be the ideal solution to take them on a trip down memory lane.