Dunstanburgh Castle.

Castles under siege from new threat

The castles of England have survived sieges and bombardments, attacking armies and wars but today according to the conservation charity English Heritage, castles like Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Tynemouth Castle and Etal Castle are facing a new threat – invasive weeds, penetrating damp and severe weather.

HERALD WAR REPORT: Notice from the Morpeth Herald, August 16, 1918.


In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1918, as reported by the Morpeth Herald. All material is published with kind permission of the Mackay family. We thank them for their support and generosity in allowing us access to their archive.

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