The History of Howick Street
The population of Howick Street, Alnwick rose steadily throughout the late 1800's as it extended southwards from what is now Green Batt
Now almost totally residential, it was originally teeming with small businesses. One of the last to operate in the street was Howick Street Garage:
Howick Street Garage showing also the impressive company vehicle
Photo courtesy Gus Odlin.
An Advertisement from a 1976 Festival Programme
The only remaining commercial activity in the street is now the John Bull Inn, winner of many awards for its real ales and renowned for its "no music and no food" traditional public house presentation. Customers nowadays are generally well-behaved, although our research shows this was not always the case!
In the blue column on your left you will see sections detailing the history of Howick Street unearthed so far including (be warned!) a grisly suicide. If you know of anyone who lived or worked in Howick Street please use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know, and help our history grow..