Tag Archives: Durham

Good reasons to visit Barnard Castle! But maybe not now Dominic Cummings

Over the weekend all hell has blown up in the Westminster media bubble due to the ‘loathed’ Dominic Cummings chief advisor to Boris Johnson seeking a hideout in County Durham, 260 miles away from London. To me, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Visiting the home of Joseph Hedley whose murder in 1826 shook the world!

A few weeks ago whilst out on a 11 day tour of Newcastle. Northumbria, Durham and the Lake District, with the lovely Lorraine from Tasmania, I had the opportunity to revisit the Beamish Open Air Museum.  The working and living … Continue reading

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Paying homage at the tomb of the Venerable Bede

If like myself you have anything like a passing history in old Anglo-Saxon history or even history itself, the works of Bede are something to behold. I always find it a bit boring I suppose that so many people think … Continue reading

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The story of the first Black Man in the British Army

A few weeks in a new episode of Dr Who, there was something of a story about one of the characters in that weeks episode.  It involved a platoon of Victorian British soldiers who ended up working on some alien … Continue reading

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Visiting the magical land behind a waterfall and underground caving!

So far on our holiday no two days had been the same and this was to be no different. After doing a soot of shopping in Alston, the highest market town in England, we headed east over the Peninnes and … Continue reading

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My first England Grand Tour

I’ve been very busy these last few weeks with my tours but wanted to share a little about one particular tour as it was a first, well at least for me.  The last 8 days or so I have been … Continue reading

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