Ponteland - One Thousand Years of History, by Leslie Almond (with photographs by Ronnie Stubbs)
Published by the Ponteland Local History Society in 1984, 60 pages. Large booklet - 24cm by 18cm (N3686)
Ponteland is a village situated in Northumberland near Newcastle upon Tyne, and the name means island in the Pont (the river which flows through the village). It got it's name as the area originally consisted of a small piece of solid ground around St. Mary's church and the old bridge, surrounded by marshland, but the marshland has long since been drained and built upon
This fascinating booklet provides a history of the village from the time of the Normans right up until the 1900's, and is illustrated throughout with lots of wonderful black and white photographs (showing the places, people and buildings of the village in decades gone by).
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.