A compilation of recorded stories about different aspects of the town’s history, narrated by Jennifer Allison and recorded and edited by Hal Coleman, the grandson of Mary Edwards. Mary still runs the Talking Newspaper today.
With thanks to the Northallerton and District Talking Newspaper.
Audio gallery intro
An introduction to the Northallerton audio gallery by local historian Jennifer Allison.
Learn about the 16th century Porch House, where King Charles I was once imprisoned during the English Civil War.
The Golden Lion Hotel
One of Northallerton's largest hotels during the 18th and 19th centuries, the Golden Lion was a principle stop on the Great North Road.
Frank Finley Clarkson
Meet Frank Finley Clarkson - an esteemed local silversmith, whose shop in Northallerton is still remembered by some today.
Back to the Beginning
Explore some of the Celtic, Roman and early Christian history from Northallerton and the region.
More on Anglo Saxon Northallerton
Listen to how Northallerton and the surrounding region developed during the Anglo Saxon period.
Find out about some of Northallerton's medieval history and learn more about its important hospital and friary.
Good and Bad Times
Life in the Middle Ages could be hard, and wars, poor harvests and disease were frequent.
Our Carmelite Friary
Northallerton was home to a significant friary of the Carmelite Order, or Whitefriars, known locally as the 'Friarage'.
Photographed: The Fleece Inn, on the site of the Austin Friary in Northallerton
How life continued for ordinary people following the disasters of the last century.
Henry VIII and the 16th Century
How the divorce of Henry VIII affected Northallerton, from the dissolution of the Monasteries to the Pilgrimage of Grace.
More Tudors and a Good Story
The 17th Century
The Grammar School
One of the first to be founded in Yorkshire, in 1322, learn more about the Grammar School which was rebuilt in 1776 on the High Street, next to the Buck Inn.
Linen and Beyond
Towards the end of the 17th century, Northallerton was becoming more prosperous. A change in farming led to a growing linen industry, with nearby Brompton having 200 weavers by the 1800's.