24th November 2022

George Lingwoods unique Book of Alnwick

George Lingwoods book


George Lingwood was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, around 1822 and moved to Alnwick in 1842. He was employed by plumbers Wilkin and Dickman until he was forced to retire by ill-health.

George lived in Percy Street, at the Mechanics’ Institute, and died in 1903 at the age of 81. He had a younger sister, Martha, who stayed in Suffolk. In 1848, six years after he moved north, he compiled a hand-written book about Alnwick and his life here and dedicated it to Martha. It provides a unique insight into the town in the middle of the 19th century.

  Read some of his fascinating reports about Alnwick life