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Raby Castle was built in the 14th century by the Nevill family. It was home to Cecily Nevill, mother of two kings of England, it was also the scene of the plotting of the Rising of the North and a Parliamentary stronghold during the Civil War.

Originally moated and accessed via a drawbridge, the Castle was [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 2nd 2022

Create each day anew by clothing yourself with heaven and earth, bathing yourself with wisdom and love, and placing yourself in the heart of Mother Nature.
Morihei Ueshiba

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 28th 2022

Hartlepool Borough Council has provisionally allocated funding of £4 million to safeguard the future of the paddle steamer Wingfield Castle following discussions with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Historic Ships UK and others.
Built in 1934 in Hartlepool by William Gray & Co on the site where she is currently moored, Wingfield Castle [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2022

HMS Trincomalee, the oldest warship still afloat in Europe dominates the authentically recreated historic quayside that is the home of the Royal Navy Museum in Hartlepool.

Now  200 years old, HMS Trincomalee is one of the last survivors of the sailing Navy and a fine example of the classic British frigate.
She was built in 1817 at [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Mar 26th 2022

The museum tells the story of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools, which took place on Wednesday 16th December 1914, when the guns of the battery were engaged in ship-to-shore combat with the German navy.
The site of the Heugh Gun Battery has been a military position since the 17th century. Now the Heugh Battery Museum sits [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2022

The abbey of St Mary and St John the Baptist was founded at Egglestone between 1195 and 1198 for Premonstratensian canons. St Norbert had founded the Premonstratensian Order at Prémontré in France in 1121, adopting the rule of St Augustine and borrowing from the stricter Cistercians’ rule. The founders of Egglestone were the de Moulton [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2022

Barnard Castle in Teesdale is a historic market town which takes its name from the castle around which it grew. The castle, an English Heritage property, was named after its 12th Century founder, Bernard de Balliol, and was later developed by Richard III whose boar emblem is carved above a window in the inner ward. [...]

7 Comments CherryPie on Mar 10th 2022

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