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Bamburgh Tales

 

From fabled ancient wells, firework celebrations that went wrong to a dashing hero of World War One, these vivid takes uncover the colourful history of this beautiful coastal village.

October 13, 2021

Two Talks, Two AuthorsNovember 13, 2021

Bamburgh Bones is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a special ‘Two Talks and Meet the Authors’ event at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh on […]
September 3, 2019

Open Day at the Crypt celebrating Feast of St Aidan

The open days will be a chance to visit the beautiful 12th Century crypt below the chancel of St Aidan’s church before the new interpretation and […]
November 6, 2019

Pre-historic Bamburgh

The earliest human activity in the Bamburgh area dates from the Mesolithic period (8,000 BC to 4,000 BC) that followed the end of the last ice […]
September 9, 2019

The Grove – does Bamburgh’s green hide a secret?

The Grove; Bamburgh’s idyllic Village Green. Or is it? Today, thousands of visitors each year admire, walk through, and sit in The Grove, the wooded green […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
October 25, 2021

Records of St Aidan’s Church held at Woodhorn Archive

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 22, 2021

Hazelsong Theatre presents ‘King Oswald Whiteblade – The Sword and the Cross’

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 […]
November 15, 2019

The Blessing of the newly opened Crypt

The Accessing Aidan Project Team and the Parochial Church Council of St. Aidan’s are holding a gathering for the blessing of the newly opened Crypt of […]
July 26, 2019

Famine hits Bamburgh in 1783

It is exactly 235 years after a biting winter in February 1783. Today February 2018 snow is threatening, it is -1degrees. I am warm inside, not […]
November 15, 2019

Paul Duncan McGarrity presents: A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Come along to the Pavilion for a celebration of the upcoming opening of Bamburgh Ossuary From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about […]
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 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 […]
September 9, 2019

The Three Queens of Bamburgh

Three Queens linked to Bamburgh Castle The earliest Queen was perhaps the most important because her name lives on through the centuries and gives the village […]
November 4, 2019

Languages in Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh

What language did people speak in Bamburgh at the time of Aidan and Oswald? There is not a great deal written about the people of Bamburgh […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 14, 2020

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 […]
October 6, 2021

All Hallows Eve event- private candle lit tours of the cryptOctober 30, 2021

A wonderful chance to visit the crypt after hours and find out more from your guide about the origins of halloween and about our Anglo-Saxon ancestors […]
July 15, 2019

Insults fly in vicious fight over Bamburgh Castle in 1095

It is just after the Conquest. The Norman King, William has vanquished the Anglo Saxon Kingdoms. The King, then his son and successor William Rufus rampage […]
July 18, 2019

2019 Bamburgh Festival incorporating Village Show & Fair

It is the main village event of the year, bringing together the Bamburgh Show and Bamburgh Fair. It includes all the activities enjoyed by many at […]
October 6, 2021

All Hallows Eve event- private candle lit tours of the cryptOctober 29, 2021

A wonderful chance to visit the crypt after hours and find out more from your guide about the origins of halloween and about our Anglo-Saxon ancestors […]
September 9, 2019

War of the Roses reaches Bamburgh

The best Bamburgh Story of all! Wars of the Roses, the Castle falls. It is 1464. Edward of York has been battling the crowned King Henry […]
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

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 […]

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