10 poignant pictures that show Morpeth’s varied past

Morpeth Town Centre, taken during 1914. Provided by MorpethTown Councillor David E. Clark. He said "233 of Morpeths sons would never return.  A most poignant picture I always think."
Morpeth Town Centre, taken during 1914. Provided by MorpethTown Councillor David E. Clark. He said "233 of Morpeths sons would never return. A most poignant picture I always think."
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With kind permission of David E. Clark and the Morpeth History Matters Facebook page and the contributors to the page, we have compiled 10 photographs from years gone by that highlight how Morpeth has changed over the years.

The images range throughout the years, some from the late 1800s right through to the 1970s and 80s.

1. Market place Morpeth in the 1920s. Provided by Jeff Slaughter

1. Market place Morpeth in the 1920s. Provided by Jeff Slaughter

If you have your own pictures we could add then email michael.pearson@jpress.co.uk

2. Bridge street 1963, picture provided by Jeff Slaughter

2. Bridge street 1963, picture provided by Jeff Slaughter

3. Wansbeck Street, taken 1900. Provided by David E Clark

3. Wansbeck Street, taken 1900. Provided by David E Clark

4. Bridget street, taken early 1900s. Provided by Jeff Slaughter

4. Bridget street, taken early 1900s. Provided by Jeff Slaughter

5. Stanley terrace before the houses were demolished. Provided by David E Clark

5. Stanley terrace before the houses were demolished. Provided by David E Clark

6. The Oldgate bridge before it was demolished in the 1970s. Provided by Morpeth Town Councillor David E. Clark

6. The Oldgate bridge before it was demolished in the 1970s. Provided by Morpeth Town Councillor David E. Clark

7. Oldgate girder bridge 1963. Provided by MorpethTown Councillor David E. Clark

7. Oldgate girder bridge 1963. Provided by MorpethTown Councillor David E. Clark

8. Morpeth's famous stepping stones with the Morpeth Workhouse in the background

8. Morpeth's famous stepping stones with the Morpeth Workhouse in the background

9. Castle Square, Wansbeck Street, with a then much taller Olivers Mill in the background.

9. Castle Square, Wansbeck Street, with a then much taller Olivers Mill in the background.

10. propaganda postcard from the First World War. Image provided by David E. Clark

10. propaganda postcard from the First World War. Image provided by David E. Clark