Time Pieces History: S2, E12: Wallington Hall

Introduction Wallington Hall and Gardens: the Fenwicks & the Blacketts, who owned it; ‘England’s Greatest Gardener – Capability Brown’. What You’ll Hear 1:23: The Fenwick family 1:44: The Blackett family 2:18: Walter Calverley Blackett 2:31: Capability Brown 4:06: Coming next on the podcast Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email…

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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 Project Item 40: Arbeia

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 – Arbeia.  Arbeia – Introduction to Item 40  Arbeia sits in a residential area in South Shields, a coastal town a few miles from where…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 38: Segedunum

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 – Segedunum. Segedunum – Introduction to Item 38  The museum at Segedunum opened when I was 18, but I seem to have a memory of…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 36: Warkworth 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 – Warkworth Castle.  Warkworth Castle – Introduction to Item 36  Yet another place in Northumberland we visited regularly as children – scrambling up and down…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 34: Grey’s Monument

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 – Grey’s Monument.  Grey’s Monument – Introduction to Item 34  If you go into Newcastle city centre, you can’t miss Grey’s Monument. It towers over…

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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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