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Northumberland Castle Series

Warkworth Castle The castle and town of Warkworth occupy a naturally fortified site in a loop of the river Coquet, less than a mile from the Northumberland coast. The castle developed around two main elements, a high artificial mound or motte … Continue reading

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Northumberland Castle Series

Bamburgh Castle Once the royal seat of the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over this beautiful coastline for over one thousand, four hundred years. Spanning nine acres of land, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited … Continue reading

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The History of Sawley Abbey

Sawley Abbey (Lancashire) Sawley Abbey was founded in 1146 on land given by William, third Lord Percy, who was part of the great Percys family from Northumberland and they remained patrons of the abbey for much of its existence.  The wealthy … Continue reading

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Former Clarets Striker Passes Away

Ray Pointer (1936-2016) Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed the sad news that former striker Ray Pointer has passed away at the age of 79. Born in Northumberland in 1936, Ray joined the Clarets in 1955 after being spotted … Continue reading

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