July 22, 2021

Hazelsong Theatre presents ‘King Oswald Whiteblade – The Sword and the Cross’August 7 to 8, 2021

Performances in St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August at 5.30pm – Village procession and vignettes 1pm-2pm – The event is FREE to […]
April 12, 2021

The Afterlife Adventures of King Oswald’s Corpse

The sacrificial king  Oswald had reigned for less than a decade when he was hacked down on the Welsh marches at the Battle Maserfield in 642AD and then cut into pieces. In a final insult, his pagan […]
March 3, 2021

St Aidan’s remarkable journey in death

Saint Aidan was well-travelled, and something of a pioneer. He journeyed from his native Ireland to Iona on the west coast of Scotland before he famously […]
December 14, 2020
A skeleton in the bowl hole graveyard

Anglo-Saxon life at Bamburgh Castle

Graeme Young, director of Bamburgh Research Project, talks about the group’s discoveries at Bamburgh Castle. All the individuals within the crypt ossuary came from the ‘Bowl […]
December 2, 2020

Bamburgh Bones Nominated for National Award

Your votes could help this Northumberland heritage project win a prestigious National Award  The Bamburgh Bones partnership are thrilled to announce that it has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category of […]
October 6, 2020

October 2020 – Black History Month

October is Black History Month and this is incredibly relevant to our small Anglo-Saxon ossuary in rural north Northumberland because the ossuary holds a diverse cosmopolitan […]
September 4, 2020

Accessing Aidan wins ‘Hidden Gem’ category at Heritage Awards

The Accessing Aidan project, with its newly opened crypt of St Aidan’s Church in  Bamburgh, won the ‘Hidden Gem’ category at the prestigious UK Heritage Awards, […]
June 30, 2020

The Ross Family, Friars Farm

The following excerpts are from the account of the lives of George and Eleanor Ross, residents of Friars Farm Bamburgh till 1908. The account was written […]
June 30, 2020

Well, well well 1600-1700

The following group of historical insights have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in scouring archives and ancient documents […]
June 30, 2020

Norah Balls 1883-1980

The following group of historical insights have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in scouring archives and ancient documents […]
June 30, 2020

Nicholas Forster – 1614

The following historical insight into one of Sir John Forster’s descendants has been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in […]
June 30, 2020

Lord and Lady Crewe – a 1700s love story

The following group of historical insights have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in scouring archives and ancient documents […]
June 30, 2020

General Thomas Forster 1683-1738

The following group of historical insights have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in scouring archives and ancient documents […]
June 30, 2020

The Bamburgh Forsters

The name “Forster” (sometimes spelt Forrester, Forester or Foster) is an early medieval surname and is probably an occupational name meaning ‘forest guardian’ from a person […]
June 30, 2020

Ferdinando Forster 1670-1701

The following group of historical insights have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights in scouring archives and ancient documents […]
June 30, 2020

Claudius Forster 1575-1623

The following two historical insights into one of Sir John Forster’s descendants have been compiled by the wonderful Bamburgh Bones volunteer researcher Carol Griffith. Carol delights […]
June 29, 2020

Crypt Architecture

There are many fascinating aspects to St Aidan’s church; spiritual, cultural and architectural. One unique attraction is the crypt which lies below the two easternmost bays […]