480th Anniversary

480th anniversary of the raid on Hexham Gaol to free a catholic priest and some of their own…it was another case of cross border cooperation with the Reivers as Liddesdale riders worked with local Charltons and Dodds to free the notorious Jerry “topping” Charlton, 2 Dodds, Clement Armstrong and the priest…you can find out more about these characters in Jon Taits excellent book “Dick the devil’s bairns” By Wayne Charlton

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