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.

January 11, 2022

Saint Aidan and the Incorrupt Arm

November 15, 2019

Captain Baker-Cresswell influences course of World War II

Captain Joe Baker-Cresswell DSO (2 February 1901 – 4 March 1997) was a Royal Navy officer, aide-de-camp to King George VI and High Sheriff of Northumberland. […]
August 5, 2022

St Oswald and St Aidan Pies

Two new pie flavours have been created as part of the Bamburgh Bones project. Susan Comber – a local caterer from Belford – developed two recipes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 10, 2022

The story of Saint Aidan’s arrival in Northumbria

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
January 12, 2022

Lesson 5

What was life like in Bamburgh 1,400 years ago?
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 […]
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 […]