MARKET DAY IN HEXHAM

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Hexham


Northumberland

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    Hexham is one of the crown jewels of Northumberland a county I am growing ever-fonder of, every visit an incremental layering of appreciation and proof positive that England's least populated county has some of the best surviving thriving small market towns, for Hexham, Alnwick, Belford, Wooler and Morpeth are the living ghosts of an England superseded by modernity and the gross domestic product that makes naught but units of us all. From Hexham and its long history comes assurance and an atmosphere rural and somehow easily satisfying, a welcoming place comfortable with itself and right smack in the middle of things a clutch of buildings of great architectural and historical interest. If ever there was a church sited in the heart of its community then it must be this old Abbey, now thanks to Henry VIII's dissolution tactics; the parish church of Hexham. I'm here for the town's annual Book Festival and sadly didn't manage to fit in a visit to the Abbey, but I'll be back.
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8521690@N02/8712694929/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 5 months ago
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