The Village



Heritage Trail

A short circular stroll around the village starting at the Haugh Car park.

An appreciation of Rothbury and a non too
introduction to its history


Around about Rothbury

Places not too far from the centre of Rothbury with a few
"quite interesting" facts that may be of interest
to walkers, ramblers and amateur historians


A Short History of Rothbury

This brief history of Rothbury from the last ice age to 2014 provides
an easy reference to events occurring in and around Rothbury:
Please feel free to use it as a reference as you follow the Heritage Trail
or stroll around the village.

Coquetdale Business Directory

A brief summary of some of the main businesses in the area.
with telephone numbers and links to their web sites.

Whilst every effort is made to keep this list current any changes or errors should be directed to

Please feel free to download a free pdf booklet to read at your leisure

         Heritage Trail                 Jubilee Hall History             Around about Rothbury        

      All Saints Leaflet            All Saints Chancel Screen        A Short History of Time Keepers

  Rothbury Bowling Club History


A few videos you might have missed

The Village Trail         Up the Valley       Coquetdale Memories

Rothbury Railway       Rothbury Garage    Thrum Mill     

Rothbury Racecourse      Rothbury Bridge    

The Valley Remembers 2014      Jubilee Flower Festival  2012


Mystery Object

Bought in Hexham about 25 years ago.  Unknown origin.

Made of brass with 6 tiers and each tier has a set of 3 wheels(?)
Top tier has 1 set of 3.  Tier 2 has 5 sets. Tier 3 has 7, Tier 4 has 9, Tier 5 has 11 and the bottom tier has 13

Can you be the first to identify it?

Company Logo

The village site was originally published in 1998 as a project by the Rothbury Computer Club. Designed to promote Coquetdale it was one of the first village web sites in the area. Others being Morpeth and Alnwick which were eventually superceded by the district councils. Not a popular move as the original developers had already offered their skills but were unable to compete with the newly emerging consultants. 

The early days were interesting as access to the web was by dial up telephone lines which were expensive as well as being erratic, and free access to the computer club was restricted to the cognoscenti who shared a single key.

The Rothbury web was originally hosted by Duncan Elson (Photographer) on before passing to John Rayner on and then Colliedog Computers and continues to be free to local businesses.

Over the years it changed from promoting local events and businesses to one that concentrated on easily digested (I hope) history, focussing on Rothbury.

"The Heritage Trail" was based on a leaflet published by Peter Dawson and the Rothbury and District Amenity Society.
"Around About Rothbury" is based on the the authors interest in walking and wandering.
"A Short History" is based on an original work by Jeff Reynaulds.

It is believed that all items are in the public domain, including the booklets and videos, but in the event of a disagreement an e-mail to the coordinator will speedily resolve any issue.

The coordinator who is retiring at the end of  December 2014 hopes that the site will continue to be a source of interest and continue to freely support the local community.

Copyright  2014  Diverse Publications. All rights reserved.

We would appreciate any comments that you may have regarding these pages.


Diverse Publications of RothburyE-mail the co-ordinator at 
Colliedog Computers at




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