A Brief History

The origins of the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade can be traced back to the 1930's with local traders such as Herby Scott, Arthur Bowman and Isobel Smail organising meetings with the aim of promoting trade within the town.

For over 70 years the Chamber has continued to be a very active organisation, from running its own newspaper in the 1960's and creating the annual Christmas lights display to current involvement in a wide variety of local innitiatives and events such as Morpeth Fair Day, Golf Day and Northumbria in Bloom.

The Chamber also has an important role in commenting on and influencing local, borough and County Council policy, including strategic planning issues, as well as the promotion and supporting a variety of local causes, which help to preserve the unique identity of our ancient market town.


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