Back O’ The Burn, Alston

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    Video - Simon Danby "Often also called Overburn nowadays, Back O' The Burn remains a fascinating part of our small town. It housed a candle factory (tallow), slaughterhouse and baker as well as a blacksmith's and a saw yard. We enter it by Simpson's clothiers and house furnishers and Hannah Stephenson's grocers.. And the Burn or Millrace still runs beneath it...."
  • Owner

    Simon Danby
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 2 months ago
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