A History of Longtown and Area - Volume 1 - Gordon Routledge
Published - December 2019
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Longtown has a troubled history influenced by its location so close to the border with Scotland and nestling on the edge of what were the notorious ‘Debateable Lands.’ It was a place of great importance during the days when pack horses and stage coaches were the only means of transport between England and Scotland. The township evolved by the ford on the River Esk, probably along the original Roman route and at one of the great passes leading northwards into the wild and untamed regions of Caledonia.
Gordon L. Routledge
A4 portrait 112 pages, full colour, Over 400 images. Price £15 plus £5 P&P in UK