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Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) born Ovingham, (10-12 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) at Cherryburn, a farmhouse. This house has now been turned into a museum of his life and work. Died in Nov 1828 at his home 19 West Street, Gateshead (Tyne & Wear). Buried at Ovingham. His parents, brother John Bewick and all his children are buried there also. There is a commemorative plaque in the church.
Amen Corner next to St Nicholas's Cathedral in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne is the site of Bewick's main workshop, where the bulk of his work was created

John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) During the Great War, he was Managing Director of the big Elswick works at Newcastle.

Wilfrid Gibson (1878-1962) b.Hexham

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) Travelling in Europe in 1839 when she fell ill and was brought to Newcastle to be near her medical brother-in-law, Thomas Michael Greenhow. Moved to lodgings in Tynemouth, where she spent five years as an invalid, suffering from a prolapsed uterus and ovarian cyst.

Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) lived in Lowick 1947-49

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