‘The Drovers are Coming to Morpeth Town’ by Bridget Gubbins


An almost forgotten part of our local history comes alive.

97 in stock


With a hoo hoo, the drovers came across the hills to Morpeth’s market for hundreds of years. They brought their cattle and sheep along ancient routes from Scotland and through Northumberland. This book takes readers with them, across the Cheviot and Simonside hills, through heather and grassland, along flowery lanes, and at the end to the butchers in the back alleys of the market town.

Bridget Gubbins follows the landscape as the drovers saw it, dodging the turnpike roads, fording the streams, and meeting the people who lived along the way. Three routes from Scotland are here for you to experience, on foot, by bicycle, or from the comfort of your armchair. Route maps, photographs, and drawings enrich the journey. Renowned historical artist Victor Ambrus has re-created droving scenes with original illustrations.

An almost forgotten part of our history comes alive in this book.

ISBN 978-0-9568683-1-2


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