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May 2010

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle & Village

Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
Second to none, the Castle and the beach at Bamburgh , Northumberland

Looking across the 18th green towards Lindisfarne, Bamburgh Golf Club, Northumberland

The village green quiet in the evening, Bamburgh, Northumberland
St Aidan's church with the castle in the distance, Bamburgh, Northumberland
The monument to Grace Darling, Bamburgh, Northumberland

At four in the mornng on the 7th September 1838 during a violent storm, the steamship Forfarshire struck the Big Harcar rock on the Farne islands, and over 40 lives were lost. Grace saw the wreck, half a mile from the longstone Lighthouse where she lived with her father, and at 7a.m. spotted survivors. Her father William thought the conditions would prevent the launching of the Seahouses Lifeboat, so together he and Grace launched their Coble in the atrocious weather. The strength of the wind and tide forced them to row for nearly a mile to avoid the jagged rocks and reach the survivors. Here William went ashore, while Grace kept the coble in position. Rowing against the tide and gale, they took five survivors back to the lighthouse. William and two of the crew then returned for the rest. Grace was soon hailed as a national heroine with books and poems written about her,portraits painted and offers of marriage, the publicity she recieved was overwhelming. On the 20th October 1842 only four years after the rescue Grace died of tuberculosis. In 1844 the public raised money to build a monument Queen Victoria being the first to contribute to its cost. St Aidan's churchyard, Bamburgh, Northumberland This history taken from the information plaque at the Monument
Bamburgh Village from the golf course. Click the picture for a larger view
Heddon Hall
Heddon Hall has recently changed hands , Northumberland

"Halls of Heddon" an excellent Garden Centre, Northumberland

On Sale at The Garden Centre, Heddon, Northumberland
Useful ceramics at Halls of Heddon, Northumberland
A beech with its spring leaves near Heddon Hall, Northumberland

A shady path near Heddon Hall, Northumberland
Cherry blossom in the grounds of Heddon Hall, Northumberland
Northumberland is England's Secret !

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Old Swarland : Planetrees
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