Stories

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.

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 […]
January 10, 2022

The story of Saint Aidan’s arrival in Northumbria

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 12, 2022

Bamburgh Ossuary Projection Highlights

January 12, 2022

Lesson 2

What did we learn about the people buried at the Bowl Hole?
October 6, 2021

All Hallows Eve event- private candle lit tours of the crypt

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 […]
October 6, 2021

All Hallows Eve event- private candle lit tours of the crypt

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 […]
April 26, 2022

Bamburgh Bones Conference

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

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 […]
January 11, 2022

Lesson 1

How did we find out about the Bowl Hole burials?
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 […]
September 23, 2021

Accessing Aidan honoured in LOVE Northumberland Awards

17 Sep 2021 The Duchess of Northumberland has helped to celebrate the very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county at a special […]
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 […]