First World War

Posted: 17.11.16

A wide range of Books and Toys relating to the First World War in stock in the shop

In addition to the range of books relating to the First World War regularly in stock in the shop, is the new publication by Dr Craig Armstrong - Alnwick in the Great War, which details life in the town, a regional recruitment centre. 

Howick was one such community dramatically affected by the war, with residents both joining up and moving to work in the cities to work in munitions factories. The Hall itself was offered by the Grey family to the War Office and used by the Red Cross as a convalescent hospital. Avril and Arthur Meakin have brought this information together in their book - Howick's First World War Stories.

Men and women in the Coquet Valley were similarly affected with the men going off to war and women working in a variety of roles in local hospitals. Books in our stock include The Valley Remembers, published by Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project, and Harbottle Holiday, a diary of a week in Upper Coquetdale by Florence Brabban, 10th to 17th June 1916. In addition we have in stock Coquetdale Camera 1912 - 1937, photographs of W.P. Collier of Bellingham. This book chonicles rural life of the period.

As always, traditional toys feature in our stock of items for sale, including music boxes, yoyos, skipping ropes, jacks, pick up sticks and many more.