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August 2013

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Halton Castle, Open Day

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One mile north of Corbridge, Halton Castle is the home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett. In aid of The British Red Cross they hold an Open Garden day. We took the opportunity to enjoy the gardens and indulge in tea and cake and cream teas. Northumberland
A shady spot in the Halton castle garden, Northumberland
I don't know what these flowers are but they were very beautiful, Halton Castle, Northumberland
Lovely roses against a garden wall, Halton Castle, Northumberland
The tower of Halton castle is built with the stones from the Roman Fort, Hunnum, the remains of which lies just a few hundred yards to the north, Northumberland

Information regarding the Fort see Hadrians Wall Camera between Milecastles 21 and 22

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A rose covered wall in the courtyard. Halton Castle, Northumberland
A sundial atop a garden wall,. Halton Castle, Northumberland
A border of Lavender along a west facing garden wall,. Halton Castle, Northumberland
Interesting topiary, a pig ? (Suggestions?). Halton Castle, Northumberland
We had our cream tea, on what was a very hot day, under the shade of a large chestnut tree with a view south to the tyne valley past this lovely willow tree. Halton Castle, Northumberland
A River Tyne Arrival
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We were down at the North Shield fish Quay for fish and chips when we saw the arrival of the "Planet Ace". This ship takes the Nissan car plant's exports to Europe. Here it returns for another load. The chap at the front of the photograph is gathering worms.
The "Planet Ace" makes its entry into the River Tyne. North Tyneside
The tugs take charge of the "Planet Ace" North Shields, North Tyneside
With the Pilot on board the "Planet Ace" creeps past the North Shields fish Quay, North Tyneside
The Tug facing the wrong way is, I think, to help in steering the ship around the bends in the Tyne. North Tyneside
This tug was busily charging to the front (Bow?) of the" Planet Ace" at North Shields, North Tyneside
Some bikers had called in for ice creams, North Shields on the River Tyne. North Tyneside
The High light and the Low light at North Shields on the River Tyne. North Tyneside
Northumberland is England's Secret !


Brinkburn Priory, Tynmouth, River Tyne North Pier
Alwinton Border Shepherds' Show II, Howick Hall & Bathing House
Retired Buses, Weetslade. Alwinton Border Shepherds' Show
Coe Crags, Nr Wooler. Carboot sale - Corbridge
Halton Castle, Open Garden Day.A Tyne Arrival (the Planet Ace)
Wylam, Tyne riverside path, Lindisfarne, Boats, Sheds and Pebbles
West Woodburn - River Rede, Lindisfarne Priory
Ingram Valley, River Breamish, Ingram. Hartside Farm, Linhope Spout.
Out and about(Ulgham Longhirst), Cresswell Druridge Bay
Craster to Embleton Bay, Embleton Bay to Low Newton
Plessey Old Windmill, Stannington Village
Best of 2012 , Northumberlandia Earth Sculpture