Beamish Museum Re-opens

Members of staff at Beamish Museum make final preparations today as it prepares to re-open to the public. The Museum will re-open to the public on July 23 following the reduction of Coronavirus restrictions. Visitors must pre-book a time slot to visit the museum and a range of social distancing and protective measures have beenContinue reading “Beamish Museum Re-opens”

Big Jack

Hundreds of well wishers lined the streets of Ashington in Northumberland today to pay their respects as the funeral cortege for Jack Charlton passes through his childhood home town. Affectionately known as ‘Big Jack’, he was part of the World Cup winning team in 1966 and played as a defender for England. He spent hisContinue reading “Big Jack”

Durham Cathedral Public Worship

The Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Paul Butler and The Dean of Durham, The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett preside and preach over a Eucharist service in Durham cathedral today. This was the first public worship held in the cathedral since Coronavirus restrictions were eased. Since Durham Cathedral’s temporary closure in March due to theContinue reading “Durham Cathedral Public Worship”

Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal andContinue reading “Jorvik Viking Festival”

A River Runs Through It

Today I was offered a great opportunity to go on board the High Tide Adventure and take a trip on the River Tees and offering a unique chance of seeing some of the industrial locations both past and present, along the banks of the river that meanders through the industrial heartland of Teesside. The boatContinue reading “A River Runs Through It”