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The exact date of the foundation of St. Anne’s Church is not known. The present Grade 2 listed 19th century structure is the successor to at least three previous chapels on the same site, the first recorded of which was well established by the late 14th century. It is most likely to have originated some [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Jan 16th 2022

The Mining Art Gallery located in Bishop Auckland contains artwork of prominent artists including art from  Tom McGuiness and Norman Cornish. The Mining Art Gallery provides a unique insight into the lives and souls of coal miners by depicting their life in the mines and the communities that grew around them.

These incredible pieces illuminate and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2022

The life size bronze statue of Stan Laurel is located on Theatre Corner, the site once occupied by the Eden Theatre owned by his parents. Laurel, featured in his iconic head-scratching pose, dressed in dungarees, with paintbrush in hand, is standing on a cubed marble plinth, with 13 iconic film reels at his heels.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2022

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2022

Now the chapel of St. John’s College, the church of St. Mary The Less was founded in the 12th century as a garrison chapel for soldiers stationed on the nearby city walls.
Its name is believed to have been chosen to distinguish it from Durham Cathedral, which is dedicated to Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2021

Wigmore was one of many castles built close to the England–Wales border after the Norman Conquest. Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, it was a major centre of power for over 500 years, and played host to several kings and queens. It was held by the Mortimer family from about 1075 to 1425, when [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2021

Hay-on-Wye is a little town whose northern and eastern boundaries border England. The spectacular countryside which surrounds Hay is just a few steps away from wherever you are in town. Stroll along the banks of the River Wye or in the foothills of the Black Mountains and unwind in the tranquil setting. Crossing the border, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 18th 2021

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