Return of a famous son

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A PORTRAIT of one of Morpeth’s famous sons has gone on display in the town.

The painting of Robert Morrison, who was born in Bullers Green in 1782 and became the first Protestant missionary to go to China, can be seen in Morpeth Chantry.

The portrait, by John Robert Wildman, has been brought to Northumberland through a collaborative project between north east museums and the National Portrait Gallery.

Nine portraits of famous explorers with links to the region have been put on display in different centres.

The exhibition runs until May 29.