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Postcard Hexam from the Railway Station

Photograph Hexham from Railway Station 120509
Postcard of Hexham from the Railway Station. Postmarked Bishop Auckland, October 1904.  Publisher unknown.

Photograph from a similar viewpoint, taken in May 2009.   View looks approximately the same but it's difficult to tell due to the buildings in the foreground.
Postcard Hexham from Railway Station

Photograph Hexham from Railway Station 120509
Another view of Hexam from a slightly different location.   Postmarked 1910(?) to Chopwell, Co. Durham.  Published in "The Bridge Series" by J.W. Jur., Sunderland.   The message on the card includes the quote "Workers unite! You have nothing to lose bar the chains!  Chopwell was nickamed "Little Moscow" due to support in the town for Communism and some streets are named after Communist  leaders.

A photograph taken May 2009 from a similar viewpoint.  Not quite right as the true position appeared to be in the middle of a busy road.
Postcard The Benson Memorial Hexham

Photograph of Benson Memorial Hexham.
Postcard of the Benson Memorial.  Published in the Hills Aquatint Series.  Postmarked Hexham Aug. 27th., 1905.  Col. George Elliot Benson was a local hero who was killed in the Boer War.  The statue was erected by public subscription in March 1904, so the postcard was posted just over 1 year later.  The statue features in many postcards of the period.

Photograph of the memorial taken in May 2009.
Postcard St Wilfred's Gate Hexham

Photograph St Wilfred's Gateway 120509
Postcard of St. Wilfred's Gateway, Hexham.  Postmarked South Shields, November 1905.  Publisher unknown.  This gateway  is on the site of St. Wilfred's Cathedral which was destroyed by the Danes in 821.  For more details see the plaque below.


Plaque St Wilfreds gateway





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