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Morpeth Castle

This gatehouse is what is left of my local castle, built in the 1340s. The one great military event in the castle’s history was in 1644 when a garrison of 500 Lowland Scots held it for Parliament for 20 days against 2,700 Royalists. It is now holiday accommodation.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Lovely photograph Susan. I’d happily have that on my wall; looks like a painting. You certainly have an eye for a nice shot.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
1 year ago

Yes, it’s amazing what you can achieve with editing software. You’ve done a beautiful job with it. What editing software do you use? I’ve just spent the evening designing the cover for my extended version of ‘Through the Devil’s Door’. I started with a photo for that one and manipulated… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

You are very artistic, Susan. You know the right angle for the very nice shot. Thank you for sharing this photo with us, and sharing its history. That is very educational. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
1 year ago

You’re welcome.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

A great photo, Susan! The building, the colors, the birds are very well composed. It’s incredible that this impressive building only was a gatehouse. The castle must have been very impressive.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

How dark and grim it looks Susan, and I wonder how many stories it hides – nonetheless, a great picture.

Last edited 1 year ago by Eric Radcliffe
Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

I love how you have included some facts. You are so creative.

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