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Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer

Yes…it’s true!

In the article entitled ‘The Old Powburn Shop’, I noted the following:

“In the ‘Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook’, there is an unattributed claim that Andrew Thompson’s grocer shop was “specialising in wholesale rabbit and game”. 

Well, we now have evidence that this was the case. May Wilson, who compiled the cookbook, has recently bought a set of three postcards. One of these is a business postcard for the Powburn Shop:

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The Old Powburn Shop

Overview

This article provides a plausible account of some of the history surrounding the former ‘Powburn Shop’ in Powburn, Northumberland UK from 1841-1939. It is based on limited data and, as with any other research, it would need further investigations to confirm or refute the tentative hypotheses put forward. To this end, suggestions for further research are provided. Nevertheless, it is hoped that the reasoned narrative will be of interest to anyone fascinated by local history and the village of Powburn within the Breamish Valley.

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A History of Crawley Tower

By MIKE SMITH (Sep 2013)

[Crawley Tower is at OS Grid Reference: NU0616]

The ancient name of Crawley was Caer-law, or Crawlawe, signifying the ‘fortified hill’. Appropriately, the most significant historic landmark remaining today at Crawley is Crawley Tower, a scheduled monument and a grade 2* listed building, consisting of a medieval Pele tower surrounded by fortified buildings, which stand on top of a steep hill immediately to the East of Powburn, positioned with fine views of the Cheviot Hills and the length of the Breamish Valley.

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