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Bede and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
At the end of my talk last night I promised to post a list of places to visit if you are interested in Bede and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria:

Escomb church: visiting details from Gill Beddow 01388 602860
Bede Museum at Jarrrow Hall (
St Peter Wearmouth
St Paul Jarrow
Hartlepool Headland and Whitby Abbey (Abbess Hild)
Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands (Cuthbert)
Bamburgh (Kings of Northumbria)
Durham Cathedral (St Bede, St Cuthbert and St Oswald) And if you're feeling very energetic you might like to try walking St Cuthbert’s Way (Melrose to Lindisfarne)

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News Record: 136     Updated: 14-07-2021 16:16:38

Members' Online Meeting 13th July
Our next members' meeting will take place online at 7pm on Tuesday 13th July. I will be giving a talk about The Venerable Bede and early medieval Northumbria. If you are on the Regulars list, Mike Keenan will send you a Zoom link nearer the time. Anyone else wishing to join us should let me know asap on Sue@
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News Record: 135     Updated: 04-07-2021 10:03:26

The Story of Schools
The Dales Countryside Museum currently has an excellent exhibition put together by The Nash in Hawes about the history of schools in the Upper Dales. It is a multimedia event with lots of wonderful images from in the past, exhibits, recordings of local people’s memories and a short film. Standard adult entry to the museum is £4.80 and visitor slots can be booked on 01969 666210. The exhibition ends on July 18th.
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News Record: 134     Updated: 17-06-2021 13:06:17

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