As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers

This week’s excerpt from “As the Story is Told” (1986) Morpeth Newspapers In the records five different names of Morpeth newspapers appear during the period of 1852 to 1874. Some of these could very likely be nothing more than new ownerships. Excerpts from each of these papers follow. Morpeth Weekly Tribune A copy of No.…

1962 cartoon about stage coach - newspaper clipping

As the Story is Told: Stage Coach

Stage Coach   An important feature of Morpeth’s great days was the Morpeth-Thamesville stage which was established in 1864 after the building of the Great Western Railway. The stage handled passengers, express, baggage and mail for all points between the port of Morpeth and Thamesville. These coaches were anything but comfortable with the travellers being…