Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 9 – Chesters

I am not going to write full histories of all these wonderful sites – there are many others who do that far better than me. This is an English Heritage Fort at NY911705, with website. Welcoming shop and an excellent cafe. … Continue reading

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Halton, Northumberland – St Oswald, St Cuthbert and King Alfwald

  David Hewlett is the Vicar of Corbridge, and was a friend of Neil Collings (Dean of St Eds). On Wednesday 22 June he bought me a very nice lunch at The Wellington in Newton – the waitress told us … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 8 – Wallsend, Segedunum

Before I move South to Derby, I want to put various other Hadrian’s Wall sites on my blog. On Saturday 18 June we arranged to meet our friends at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend – website. This is where I … Continue reading

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Meldon, Northumberland – St John (again)

When I visited in 2012 I commented I should have photoed Meldon station on the Wannie Line. This time I did. It was opened in 1862. Passenger services lasted for 90 years, and freight for another decade after that. I … Continue reading

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Ousby, Cumbria – St Luke

The family of one of my Godsons live in Ousby in Cumbria and I had a drum kit for his brother (sorry neighbours). While there Clare and I walked to St Luke’s church, where they worship. It is part of the … Continue reading

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Celts, Carmichael and some railway films

If you are in Edinburgh (or can get there before September) I urge you to visit the wonderful Celts Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland – website. Julie and I went last Monday – did half the exhibition in … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 7 – Newcastle Castle

My Monday walk (see the last blog) continued as I walked beside the Tyne and then climbed up to All Saints Church. It was built between 1786-89 and the spire was added in 1796. The architect was David Stephenson of … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 6 – Great North Museum

On Monday 6 June Hannah and Julie wanted to hit the shops. I left them in Eldon Gardens and walked up to the Great North Museum. The  Armstrong statue outside is quite impressive. In the Museum, which was known as … Continue reading

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Woolpit, Suffolk – St Mary the Virgin

Woolpit stands on the old road to Ipswich and has some lovely houses in the centre – just a shame there are always so many cars parked there. Nice post box too. St Mary the Virgin, Woolpit – TL975625 – … Continue reading

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Tostock, Suffolk – St Andrew

Julie and I are in Suffolk for a couple of days – for Frank’s Memorial Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We had time to visit two village churches near Bury St Edmunds – a reminder that the Suffolk church website … Continue reading

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