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Johnny Armstrong’s Return, painting by Emmerson

Painting of Johnnie Armstrong's Return, by Henry Hetherington Emerson. Henry Hetherington Emerson (1831-1895) was a Northumbrian painter best known for his portraits, landscapes, murals and illustrations. He was born at Chester-le-Street and studied in Newcastle…

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Johnny Armstrong Leaving, painting by Emmerson

Painting of Johnnie Armstrong Leaving, by Henry Hetherington Emerson. Henry Hetherington Emerson (1831-1895) was a Northumbrian painter best known for his portraits, landscapes, murals and illustrations. He was born at Chester-le-Street and studied in Newcastle…

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Fyre and Sword – Music and Poetry

Fyre and Sword – Music and Poetry LAMENT OF THE BORDER WIDOW (Trad)   Linda Adams (vocal), Richard Evans (Scottish small pipes) It is no coincidence that the Reivers gave the word bereave to the…

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England Scotland wars and raids

[This is raw database entry from file L records not used.  This entry to be clarified and illustrated later.] L1002 Henry VII Order to Carlisle to Defend Against Scots Letter from Henry VII ordering Carlisle…

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The Dormont Book of Carlisle

Unlawful Games 59- Item, if any person or persons suffer hereafter any unlawful games to be played at or within his house or garden shall forfeit for every time. And the player at the same…

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Druimcoltran Castle, Dumfriesshire

DRUIMCOLTRAN CASTLE Now in a dilapidated and uncared-for condition, this interesting fortalice stands, surrounded by farm-buildings, about a mile-and-a-half N.N.E. of Kirkgunzeon. The building consists of a large rectangular tower, three storeys and a garret…

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