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  JMU - Melanie Alnwick, Emmy winner
Alnwick went to her news directors and asked for the resources to tackle "Buried Secrets," and WTTG gave her the time she needed.
Alnwick said 2003 has been a huge year for her, as she got married, bought a house, won an Emmy and was featured in Glamour Magazine.
Alnwick was unhappy with the story, but said she was glad she got some good pictures out of the deal.
www.jmu.edu /monty/MelanieAlnwick.shtml   (892 words)

 Alnwick Castle - Some history and photographs
In 1172 and again in 1174, Alnwick Castle was besieged by the Scottish king William the Lion, both times successfully defended by a garrison led by William de Vescy.
Alnwick Castle was seized by the Crown and then granted to Lord Montagu.
Today, Alnwick Castle is an impressive stately home, and relics of its initial military origins are clearly visible in the basic design, battlements, and massive fortitude of the structure.
www.castlegate.net /CASTLES/alnwick   (1544 words)

  Alnwick (district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The district was formed on April 1, 1974 as a merger of the urban districts of Alnwick and Amble and the rural districts of Alnwick and Rothbury.
Alnwick town together with Amble and Rothbury provide a comprehensive range of shops and services, whilst one of the best retail facilities in Europe is located at the Metro Centre, Gateshead, which is within a 45-minute drive time from Alnwick town.
Alnwick Infirmary has a small Accident and Emergency department, however the main one for the district is located in Ashington at the Wansbeck General Hospital, some 25 miles south of Alnwick town.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alnwick_(district)   (1645 words)

 Alnwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alnwick (pronounced [ˈænɪk]) is a small market town in north Northumberland, in the north-east of England.
It serves as the administrative centre for the Alnwick district, and had a population of 7,100 at the time of the 2001 census.
The history of Alnwick is the history of the castle and its lords, from the days of Gilbert Tyson, variously known as Tison, Tisson, and De Tesson, one of the Conqueror's standardbearers, upon whom this northern estate was bestowed, until the present time.
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 Alnwick Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alnwick Castle, from the east, across the pastures and the River Aln
Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
The castle is used as a stand in for the exterior of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films (though the wide angle images are computer generated).
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 Encyclopedia: Alnwick Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure.
A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure.
Immediately to the north of the castle is a relatively small park straddling the River Aln which was landscaped by Lancelot Brown ("Capability Brown") and Thomas Call in the 18th century; it is known as locally as The Pastures.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Alnwick-Castle   (2385 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Alnwick scoops best place title
Alnwick, seat of the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, also did well on local character, quality of local produce, sporting and outdoor opportunities, weather and historical or cultural buildings.
Alnwick was a "surprise" winner, but overcame its rivals in the Home Counties by "a country mile".
Alnwick Mayor Ken Gray said: "My first reaction to hearing this is one of pleasant surprise but really pleased we have got this.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk/2379663.stm   (351 words)

He became the owner of Alnwick in 1309 and was the head of a family which was directly descended from William de Percy, who had arrived in England in 1067 and had been granted extensive domains in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and later in Sussex by William the Conquer.
In the meantime Alnwick was occupied by successive Wardens of the Marches, and continued to fill its historic role of the principal centre and base for the defence of the Eastern Marches and for expeditions into Scotland by the eastern route.
He was taken to Alnwick, where he was placed in charge of Sir John Forster, who conveyed him to York, guarded by a large escort throughout the journey, as, owing to his great popularity in the North, an attempt at rescue was feared.
www.geocities.com /percyfamilyhistory/thepercy.html   (4647 words)

 Alnwick Tourist Information on AboutBritain.com
Alnwick is the historic county town of Northumberland.
Rising magnificently from the banks of the River Aln, it is considered to be one of the finest castles in England, it is known as 'the Windsor of the North'.
Alnwick Castle, the Home of the Duke of Northumberland, is the second largest inhabited castle in England and home of the Percy family since 1309.
www.aboutbritain.com /towns/Alnwick.asp   (667 words)

 Visit Alnwick in Northumberland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alnwick is a fine market town with a huge castle at its heart.
Alnwick castle is the main seat of the Duke of Northumberland whose family, the Percys, have owned the stronghold since 1309 A.D. At the entrance to the town stands the recently restored 'Percy Tenantry Column' erected in 1816.
The curfew bell still rings at 8pm each evening, as it did in the days when it warned the locals to douse their fires and be within the town walls before the gates were closed for the night.
www.secretkingdom.com /alnwick.asp   (829 words)

 Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle was built by the Norman baron, Yvo de Vescy in the 11th century, as a timber and motte castle and was reconstructed of stone during the early part of the 12th century, but it gained most of its current design under the direction of the Percy family who acquired the castle in 1309.
Alnwick castle continued to be involved in bloody conflict over the ensuing centuries.
The Dukes of Northumberland continued to maintain the grandeur of Alnwick castle and today, Alnwick Castle is an impressive stately home, with relics of its military origins clearly visible in the basic design, battlements, and massive fortitude of the structure.
www.guide-to-castles-of-europe.com /alnwick-castle.html   (502 words)

 Alnwick Castle
Alnwick was continually involved in disputes and successfully fought off raids from the Scottish King William the Lion in 1172 and again in 1174.
During his barony, Alnwick Castle was the a focal point in an on going conflict between England and Scotland which lead to and unsuccessful attack in 1297 by William Wallace.
Alnwick by this time had "fallen into considerable decay." Some repairs were done in 1677 and continued as the Baronial officials’ residence.
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 Alnwick Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the next century, Alnwick was heavily involved in the on-off disputes and raids of the Scottish King, William the Lion (who was captured at Alnwick while riding too close to the castle in the fog) and also King John of England, who visited the castle on several occasions.
In 1252, King Henry III of England visited Alnwick on his return from Scotland, but Eustace's grandson, John de Vescy, again joined a rebellion against the English Crown under Simon de Montfort and he fought at the Battle of Lewes and was injured at the Battle of Evesham in 1265.
Alnwick had fallen into some disrepair by this time and part of it was being used as a school.
www.heritage.me.uk /castles/alnwick.htm   (1766 words)

 History - The Legendary Alnwick Rum
Alnwick Rum Company was first registered by my father as a limited company in 1966.
Alnwick Brewery Company was registered as a limited company with the introduction of the Companies Act of 1890.
Alnwick Brewery and the rum company were taken over by Drybroughs Brewery in July 1978.
www.alnwickrum.com /history.php   (371 words)

 Keys To The Past, Ref No
The earliest evidence for people living in the area of Alnwick is a Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead.
This was the beginning of the long association of the Percy family and Alnwick castle.
To this day Alnwick is still dominated by the castle, which is now a major tourist attraction.
www.keystothepast.info /durhamcc/K2P.nsf/K2PDetail?readform&PRN=N12982   (1024 words)

 Alnwick Workhouse and Poor Law Union
Alnwick Union workhouse was built in 1840-1 on Wagonway Road at the south-east of Alnwick.
In 1941, the workhouses at Hexham and Ponteland were prepared for the reception of war casualties and their existing inmates transferred to Alnwick.
Alnwick had a fever hospital at site about a third of a mile to the south of the workhouse, to the north side of what is now Greensfield Avenue.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Alnwick/Alnwick.shtml   (529 words)

 Some interesting stuff about Alnwick
It is recognised that Alnwick Castle has stood upon the banks of the River Aln in Northumberland for nearly nine hundred years, in one form or another.
The boy was however left manors in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and Alnwick was granted unconditionally to Anthony Bek, Bishop of Durham.
Alnwick town itself was continually burst into by Scottish invaders, until a licence to enclose it was issued in 1433.
earlnorthumberland.tripod.com   (1734 words)

Alnwick was besieged by William the Lion, King of Scotland in 1172 and 1774.
In the nineteenth century Alnwick was restored to its original medieval appearance by the architect Anthony Salvin.
As a native of Alnwick, I can confirm that the top one is definitely a picture of Alnwick Castle, residence of the Duke of Northumberland and a residential programmed from Saint Cloud University.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/United_Kingdom/England/england.htm   (492 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Alnwick is top place to live
The study says Alnwick is also best for local character, quality of local produce, sporting and outdoor opportunities, weather and historical or cultural buildings.
Alnwick Town mayor Ken Gray said: "My first reaction to hearing this is one of pleasant surprise, but really pleased we have got this.
"Alnwick is one of the most unspoilt towns that we have left in the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/2379743.stm   (429 words)

 ALNWICK - Online Information article about ALNWICK
However, Alnwick is first definitely mentioned as a borough in a charter given by William de Vescy in the reign of Henry II., by which the burgesses were to have See also:
principal industries carried on in Alnwick, and in 1646 there were twenty-two tanneries there.
Tate, The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick, 2 vols.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ALM_ANC/ALNWICK.html   (1346 words)

 Alnwick Cricket Club
Alnwick is said to be the second-oldest provincial club in England with a proven continuous history.
Alnwick played on the same ground to the north of the town, until moving to the present site at Weavers Way, at the south side of the town, in 1983.
During the two world wars, Alnwick continued to provide cricket, albeit on a smaller scale, to members who were not on active duty.
www.alnwickcc.co.uk   (324 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Alnwick Castle
Alnwick castle is a Northumberland castle that has been under the control of the Percy Family (dukes of Northumberland) since 1309.
Alnwick Castle was used as a location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
William is captured at the battle of Alnwick and the rebellion comes to an end.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl946.htm   (276 words)

Alnwick is a Northumbrian Market Town, in the North East of England.
Alnwick has a long and interestng history dating back to the building of the first castle next to the River Aln in the 11th Century.
The Alnwick Brewery Company Ltd was among the first limited companies ever formed in the UK with the introduction of The Company’s Act of 1890.
www.alnwickbrewery.com /default.htm   (197 words)

Not far to the north west of Alnwick castle are the extensive grounds of Hulne Park, where there are the remains of both a priory and an abbey.
He was not the first Scottish king to fall unlucky at Alnwick, for less than a mile to the north of the town near Alnwick's Lion bridge is Malcolm's Cross, marking the place where King Malcolm Canmore, (1057-1093) was killed during an invasion of England.
Another reason for stopping off at Alnwick is the museum about fishing, the House of Hardy, which is really very good...and I'm not in the least interested in fishing.
www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk /alnwick.htm   (595 words)

 Alnwick Garden | About the Garden | Garden History
The site on which The Alnwick Garden is built has had a colourful history, with gardens being built here designed by leading contemporary designers of their day.
These have been restored and are re-hung in their original positions in The Alnwick Garden, at the main entrance and at the entrance to the Ornamental Garden.
The Alnwick Garden was closed as a working garden in 1950 and the site was used as a tree nursery before The Alnwick Garden project began in March 1996.
www.alnwickgarden.com /about_the_garden/gdn_history.asp   (646 words)

 Harry Potter Alnwick Castle
It works particularly well as a location for witchcraft and wizardry and on a winters day you find it easy to imagine that the noisy cawing of the rooks do indeed come from the film’s “Dark Forest” rather than the high trees beyond the castle.
If you want to visit Alnwick and enter into a ‘time warp,’ try to be there for the Mediaeval Fair.
Alnwick is set to receive a cash injection of up to £1 million from the Government in a “Market Towns” regeneration scheme,
www.worldrover.net /archive/0112nmex/Hpotter.htm   (882 words)

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