Tag: Northumberland history
History and battle fans will be pleased to learn that a special re-eneactment will take place next month. Important parts of the Battle of Flodden, which took place in 1513, will be played out at Etal village, near the battlefield site, on August 3 and 4. They will be the first ever re-enactment scenes from the battle that changed the course of British and European history.
The Northumberland battlefield site of Halidon Hill near Berwick can create an unsettling atmosphere, especially when the sky is overcast with steel grey clouds. Historian and writer Jon Tait took a trip there recently and describes the site and the chilling atmosphere in that lonely place.
Writer and history fan Jon Tait explores the connections between this year’s winter solstice and its connection with Mayan legends. He looks at Northumberland’s mysterious Cup and Ring marks and their potential meanings, and how you can best enjoy the solstice under Northumberland’s magnificent Dark Skies!
Writer Jon Tait wanted to be just like Jack Kerouac when he was young. He is achieving his own success by writing the recently published Northumberland: 40 Coastal and Country Walks, and has published poetry too. Jon lives near Carlisle but has Northumberland in his bones and makes lots of trips to the county. Discover his loves and favourite places.
Fans of local history and architecture of the North East of England can look forward to a special weekend in September when Heritage Open Days 2012 takes place. From Sept. 6 – 9 2012 hundreds of magnificent buildings and old structures will be open to the public. There’s be lots of activities and events too, including walks and exhibitions.
There is a great range of things to do across the North East of England this summer. English Heritage is hosting events themed around sporting heroes from the past as it launches a packed programme of historic events to keep everyone entertained during the summer months.
More than four hundred volunteers were celebrating this week after having heard that the North Pennines AONB Partnership has been granted £295,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to extend and expand its highly successful Altogether Archaeology project.
A new DVD giving a dramatic portrayal of the book called Bondagers tells the story of the Bondagers and the Hinds who lived and worked in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We are giving you a chance to win this impressive film on DVD. It gives insight into their lives in 1866 when the whole countryside was in dispute over the Bondage System.
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives has been highly commended at the 10th Museum and Heritage Awards for making local history accessible and interesting for young people in Northumberland. Find accommodation in Northumberland It received the commendation for its work with Time Travel Northumberland, a youth participation project linked to the Cultural Olympiad and the 2012 […]
A boutique-style antique fair is set to gather more than 20 antique dealers. They for the most part belong to the British Antique Dealers’ Association or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. The weekend is set for March 9 – 11. in Northumberland.
The rail journey from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth will be the highlight in a BBC Two series in January. Great British Railway Journeys will focus on that part of Northumberland along the coast. There will be a special stop at Woodhorn to feature its amazing collection of paintings by the Ashington Group – affectionately known as the Pitmen Painters.
A question and answer interview with writer and Northumberland fan Karen Charlton. She is a city girl, hailing originally from Sheffield and Leeds. She now lives on Teesside and her husband’s ancestors are from Northumberland. Karen has recently published her first novel, Catching the Eagle, based on a factual Border Reiver story.
A feature about the ancient stone circle next to the small village of Duddo in Northumberland. It was created in the Neolithic period and includes five large blocks of stone. Duddo is located near the Scottish Borders, not far from Berwick upon Tweed.
What is the history and traditions behind the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere? This feature explores the origin of some of the myths around the day and they way they have influenced our lives as well as Christmas and New Year’s.
St John’s Church at Healey near Hexham has won over Canterbury Cathedral and Angel of the North to win a top ecclesiastical art award. It is the winner of this year’s Art in a Religious Context prize awarded by the charity Art & Christian Enquiry.
Volunteers at Bellingham Heritage Centre have won the Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer-Run Museum accolade. It was presented at the North East England awards ceremony. The Awards acknowledge the commitment shown by unpaid helpers who keep the region’s galleries, arts centres, and museums open, organised and running.