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Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Halidon Hill: Northumberland’s most eerie battlefield site

Halidon Hill: Northumberland’s most eerie battlefield site

Other posts by  |  Jon Tait on Google+ |  March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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The end of the world and the solstice under beautiful Northumberland Dark Skies

The end of the world and the solstice under beautiful Northumberland Dark Skies

Other posts by  |  Jon Tait on Google+ |  December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

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!

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Jon Tait, author of Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks

Jon Tait, author of Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Heritage Open Days in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear – Sept 6 – 9

Heritage Open Days in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear – Sept 6 – 9

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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English Heritage events summer 2012 in North East England

English Heritage events summer 2012 in North East England

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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North Pennines AONB archaeology project receives funding

North Pennines AONB archaeology project receives funding

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Win a copy of The Forgotten Workers film about the Bondager system

Win a copy of The Forgotten Workers film about the Bondager system

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland museum gets national recognition for time travel project

Northumberland museum gets national recognition for time travel project

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Antiques fair in Northumberland

Antiques fair in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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North East England History Walks

North East England History Walks

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Family history walks and talks are being put on by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. The free series will help people who are researching their family’s past. Almost all of the events will be at the Discovery Museum in Blandford Square, Newcastle.

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Great British Railway Journeys in Northumberland

Great British Railway Journeys in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Karen Charlton: Notorious history

Karen Charlton: Notorious history

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Duddo Stone Circle – Northumberland’s Stonehenge

Duddo Stone Circle – Northumberland’s Stonehenge

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland realigns itself with prehistory for winter solstice

Northumberland realigns itself with prehistory for winter solstice

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Tynedale church beats Canterbury Cathedral in arts contest

Tynedale church beats Canterbury Cathedral in arts contest

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Bellingham Heritage Centre volunteers honoured at awards ceremony

Bellingham Heritage Centre volunteers honoured at awards ceremony

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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