Following my retirement and with little or no knowledge of
publishing, I have received a considerable amount of help and advice, which I would here like to
The late Edwin Smith (local historian) for access to his
large collection of old prints.
The late Harry Rowland (Morpeth historian) for local
history and proof reading.
Anna Flowers (Head of Publishing, Newcastle City Library).
Inspiration for my Bygone books and for their circulation
The late Gordon Long (local historian) for prints of the
The Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn, Ashington,
Bishop Peter S. Ramsden – advice, encouragement and proof
The late Canon Christopher Unwin - advice, encouragement
and proof reading.
To all those who have given me access to personal
John Elliott (my son in Australia) for his patience and
guidance over my CD’s, taking me to my limit on the computer and producing my
W.G (Bill) Elliott