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Owlers and Smugglers

Smuggling was at the heart of Newchurch life from the Middle Ages reaching a climax in the 18th century.

  • Discover how wool started the habit of smuggling on the Marsh. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Who were "The Blues" and how were they linked to Newchurch? roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Learn how even “The Gentlemen” were deeply involved. roundbutton-sm.jpg

  • Find out how going into the grave saved James Vidler’s life roundbutton-sm.jpg