Stories From Our Collections 


Alnwick has been blessed over the years with a range of characters whose stories make fascinating reading. The aim of this section is to bring you as many of their stories as we can uncover.





Douglas Common- who left us a unique record of the period when World War and Variety formed a heady mix to entertain the people of Alnwick











 John Hall Sanderson, whose collection of photographs forms an amazing record of life in the Alnwick area just before WW1.











William Percy - creating clothing for Queens of Europe









Sgt Doyle, whose amazing military career included 7 major battles, including Waterloo!