The pretty Northumberland fishing village of Craster was on the route of our walk to Dunstanburgh Castle earlier this year. The tide was out when we got to the village. However, fishing villages are always lovely places to stop and enjoy the view and this bench in memory of Willie Archibold is a lovely place to rest for a while. Willie Archibold lived to the age of 74 years and did not quite reach his 75th birthday.
The inhabitants of Craster have carried out a considerable amount of local history work and a couple of websites record stories from the past. The Craster Local History Group website has lots of interesting information about the activites of this group and a History Walk of the village. The Craster Living History site gives the history of the local economy and social activities in Craster. These two sites both refer to contributions from a Willie Archbold but no Archibold.