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”

Legend of the Penny Hedge

Lol Hodgson, the Baliff of the Manor of Fyling carries out the ancient Penny Hedge tradition in Whitby. The beginnings of this ancient custom that dates back to around 1159 are unclear but some say it was penance for the accidental killing of a hermit who was a monk at the abbey. Others say itContinue reading “Legend of the Penny Hedge”