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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 7th 2014

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 14th 2014

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854 – 1921)

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 24th 2014

This ruined castle was situated next to a delightful tea-shop that we stumbled across on our way home from our Newcastle and Crookham holiday.
I have now come to the end of my Newcastle and Crookham posts and will be moving onto my recent adventures in Mechelen.

The name ‘Brough’ comes from ‘Burg’ or ‘Burgh’ meaning fort, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 29th 2014

Within St Aidan’s churchyard stands an effigy to Grace Darling:

Grace Horsley Darling was born on 24th November 1815 in her grandfather’s cottage here in Bamburgh.  She was the seventh child of nine.  At only three weeks old she was taken to live on Brownsman Island, in the Farne islands, where her father, William was lighthouse [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 28th 2014

St Aidan’s memorial:

According to the Venerable Bede, St Aidan Bishop of Lindesfarne died near this place in AD. 651.
This memorial was dedicated in 2013 by John Sentamu Archbishop of York.

One of the churches stained glassed windows.

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2014

A place of worship was founded on the site of the present church in 635 by Saint Aidan. St Aidan was called to Bamburgh from Iona by King Oswald to establish Christianity in his newly united kingdom of Northumbria.
No trace of that wooden building can now be seen – other than perhaps a beam in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2014

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