Bowl Hole Background

Graeme Young, Director at The Bamburgh Research Project, talks about the Bowl Hole background and Anglo-Saxon life at Bamburgh Castle.
All the individuals within the crypt ossuary came from the ‘Bowl Hole’ graveyard. First revealed by a violent storm in the 19th century, the Bowl Hole graveyard is hidden within the sand dunes a few hundred metres south of Bamburgh Castle. Dozens of individuals were uncovered during excavations between 1998 to 2007. These remains have been analysed to tell us about these people and their lives.

Elizabeth Baker of Tillytoo Tales tells the story of how St Aidan came to Northumberland.

Elizabeth is a professional storyteller and heritage education consultant based in the North East.  Elizabeth is currently developing the education resources for Bamburgh Bones which will be available to schools shortly.  If you are interested in learning more about our resources please contact jessica.turner@northumberland.gov.uk

Elizabeth made this short film for us because the crypt and church are currently closed due to Government advice relating to Covid-19. If you’d like to find out more about Elizabeth and her work go to www.tillytootales.co.uk or visit her Facebook page.