Time Pieces History: S2, E8: The Farne Islands

Introduction The story of Lindisfarne, Inner Farne & the other islands; Viking raiders; the heroic story of Grace Darling. What You’ll Hear 0:45: A brief history of Lindisfarne 1:27: The Viking raiders 2:27: Inner Farne & the pele tower 3:48: Grace Darling 5:01: The SS Forfarshire disaster Prefer to read instead? Click here for a…

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Time Pieces History: S1, E3: Monasteries and Mead

Monks have been making their own alcohol for centuries! We explore the history of Northumbrian monasteries and the making of mead, Buckfast Tonic Wine and beer.   What You’ll Hear 0:54: St Aidan & St Cuthbert 1:50: Monks & mead 2:15: The Benedictines & their infamous Buckfast Tonic Wine 3:55: Belgian not-for-profit beers Prefer to…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 28: Bamburgh Castle

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle – Introduction to Item 28 We used to go out and about all over Northumberland and the Tyne Valley when…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 25: Lindisfarne

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne – Introduction to Item 25 We used to visit Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, quite a lot when I was a…

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