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  1. Sounds interesting Canny Lass. The picture is a Granddaughter in Scotland. It is amazing how this year has given us fresh insight into all things. A sunset , a misty day , the seasons , the local walk suddenly seem more vivid . Maybe just me .
  2. Merry Christmas to one and all. Have a healthy New Year
  3. The Holy Mount today. I found no holly but there is evidence of a Ford in the river.
  4. Born in Bedlington Dave Jenkinson.. This article was in the Sunday Times on the 7th June 2020.
  5. Impressive research Canny Lass. A well deserved whisky after your write up on line.
  6. Religions reused imagery and dates to celebrate their own particular celebration of what was considered worthy of worship. I am thinking of nature , the seasons , night and day plus the circle of life ( not just human). Mithras /Easter and eggs for example. Now sure where chocolate come into it all? If ‘Holy’ as a word comes later perhaps ‘Holly’ came first. In Scandinavia or Icelandic religion perhaps it was a sign of the eternal .
  7. Just a quick investigation. Nothing compared to yours Canny Lass
  8. Fantastic research Canny Lass
  9. Imagine this poor family . The death of so many children is a tragedy.
  10. I am not sure if anyone would be interested but I have a copy of the Evening Chronicle for the 7th May 1945. Here is a picture of the front page.
  11. I will check the group out HPW. The two workmen were my Dads friends . Hope you and your family stay safe from this virus.
  12. Good to hear everyone is safe. Isolation in Bedlington feels safe and easier than living in a city.
  13. I think there was a church of some description before 1069. . The site is important . The Golden age of Northumberland and the rise of Christianity had many people believing and then going back to pagan ways . 1069 was the monks fleeing from the Normans. I believe the history of Cuthbert’s body being here in Bedlington starts before that date. Hence they return to safety . The church site is on higher ground . The river is nearby we have a holy mount. ( ok Hollymount now). No one can disagree because no one really knows. Again Bedlington says to me Bede town in honour of The Venersble Bed
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