Probably established by the Romans and consolidated in Saxon times Northallerton is an ancient market town of great history, marked individuality and continuous buoyancy. The town has grown in importance since early times - before 1066 it boasted 66 'freemen', had considerable land under its ploughs and held sway over 21 villages, including nearby Brompton and Romanby. Further growth came from its emergence as a major route centre in the stagecoach era, and from the arrival for the railways. Chapters in this volume include people & places, wartime, transport, hospitals, schooldays, sports, commerce, agriculture and events This attractive volume will evoke nostalgic memories for many people, and will give pleasure to all who know and love the city.
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