Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hadrian’s Wall Walk 5 – Birdoswald to Walltown

On Thursday 28 April I drove over to Birdoswald Fort (NY616664) and parked there about 0930. My aim was to walk to the Roman Army Museum. There are buses back from there at 1142 and 1522 – I doubted I … Continue reading

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Walton, Cumbria – St Mary the Virgin

While walking Hadrian’s Wall I visited St Mary’s church in Walton. I was very good and went for a look round before I went to the Reading Room for coffee. The church is in the middle of the village NY523645. … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 4 – Newtown to Birdoswald

  Saturday 16 April was a bit of a greyer, colder day. I drove to Newtown, parked the car, headed east. They are a proud village, but I wonder what happened in 2015 … The sun shone as I left … Continue reading

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Northernvicar moves South

Sunday 17 April, and at this morning’s services I have just announced that Julie and I are leaving Ponteland. This is what I said: After eight years in Ponteland Julie and I have decided it is time to move on, … Continue reading

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Bothal, Northumberland – St Andrew

A Sunday afternoon drive – if we’d gone to a garden centre we’d be really middle aged. St Andrew’s Bothal is quite close, and yet I have never visited (though I have done the lovely walk from Morpeth to Bothal and back … Continue reading

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Ponteland, Northumberland – St Mary the Virgin

Time to blog my other church. We are in the middle of the town at grid reference NZ165729, and our church website is here. Tina and I have done our best to put a good selection of photos and news … Continue reading

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Milbourne, Northumberland – Holy Saviour (again)

I wrote “!It is ridiculous that I have never blogged my two churches.” Later I realised I have blogged Mllbourne, in 2011.  I have lots of photos, but it is never easy to find them. I went out on 10 … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 3 – Carlisle to Newtown

Friday 8 April 2016 was a day for a walk and, even better, a walk with my Godson, his brother and mum. Clare, Finlay and Jonti live near Penrith, so they drove north, I drove west, and we met at Newtown, … Continue reading

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Irton, Cumbria – St Paul

Before we drove over Hardknott we stopped at St Paul’s church, Irton. NY092005 – website. The church is up a long track off the road, and it was raining. The OS map marks “Cross” in that lovely antiquarian script it uses – … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 4 – Hardknott Roman Fort

We are on the west side of Cumbria, and I think that this is a Roman Fort that Dad didn’t get to. If you want to see a map of Hardknott Pass and some photos taken in the sun, see … Continue reading

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