Anniversary of battle is marked

A new interpretation board has been installed on the site of the Battle of Homildon Hill, near Wooler.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 12:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 09:21 am
A new interpretation board has been placed on Humbleton Hill. The Duke of Northumberland, centre, is pictured with Geoffrey Carter and Clive Hallam-Baker of the Battlefields Trust.

The board was officially unveiled on Friday to coincide with the anniversary of the 1402 battle in which English forces overcame the Scots.

Today, Homildon Hill is better known as Humbleton Hill.

The new interpretation board, designed and funded by the Battlefields Trust, has been placed on the footpath leading to the battle site.

In spite of wet and windy conditions, a party representing local and county interests gathered to watch His Grace the Duke of Northumberland unveil the interpretation board which was draped with the English and Scottish flags.

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This battle is of particular interest to the Duke as his ancestor, Hotspur, Henry Percy was victorious in this, his penultimate battle.

The Duke is pictured, centre, with Geoffrey Carter and Clive Hallam-Baker of the Battlefields Trust.