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Morpeth

River Wansbeck

This riverside is a lovely place to walk from my house. The Skinnery bridge is named after the tanneries that once graced the town with their foul odours. Thankfully it smells much sweeter in modern times.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
3 months ago

What a lovely place for a stroll, Susan, and so close to your house! What a gift!
I guess my ancestors, the Vikings, made “friendly” visits to your area, since the last part of the name of the river, -beck, is nordic. A “bäck” is a small river in Swedish.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
3 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dawson

The name Lindisfarne sounds familiar. I must have read about “my lot’s” famous excursion to that place many years ago. But I didn’t know that they started that early. I thought it was at least a hundred years later.
I feel sorry for the poor monks that were killed and robbed there. And then I wonder where all those treasures are now. Could they be stored in some museums in Sweden? It happens still that farmers, while plowing, find old, foreign treasures buried in the ground.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago

I’m playing the game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at the moment Christer, it’s based mostly in England, after the death of Ragnar Lothbrok, but seeing all the Nordic names for places is incredible and you can see how they eventually got their names later.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago

Stunning Susan. I used to love going to Morpeth when I lived up there. I have a friend who lives in Longhorsely, so not that far from you, in fact, I think her mum and sister still live in Morpeth too.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
3 months ago
Reply to  Susan Dawson

West Monkseaton, about a mile from Whitley Bay. My parents still live there.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
3 months ago

This is a nice place for morning jogging or walking, Susan. I am glad you share it here.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
2 months ago

Thanks Christer for the information on the word “beck”, and was that a bit of tongue in cheek – ”friendly” – nice bit of P/R for your ancestors?
How tranquil Susan, just the place for a picnic.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
2 months ago

The daffodils stand out for me, they are so beautiful and bold. It looks so peaceful.

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