Ingram : The 20th Century And Beyond
During the last century Ingram witnessed profound social, economic and demographic changes which are reflected in the fabric of the village.
The terrible cost of two world wars is symbolised in the Lychgate war memorial built around 1920 at the entrance to the churchyard.
The village population has declined with the result that there were too few children to sustain a school although there is still a Victorian post box in use.
Agriculture now employs far fewer people, although it remains a crucial element in the local economy and Ingram Farm is a working operation.
Leisure and tourism have assumed much greater importance following the creation of the Northumberland National Park in 1956 and the increasing recreational time and opportunities available to all sections of the population in the second half of the 20th century.
This is reflected in the construction of Ingram National Park Visitor Centre (recently refurbished to include material from the Breamish Valley Archaeology Project) and the construction of holiday cottages in Rectory Gardens.
It is likely that this will continue to grow in significance as Ingram adapts to the new challenges of the 21st century.