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September 2019

HODs – St Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford

September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019
St Mary Magdalene, Stable Green
Mitford, Northumberland NE61 3PZ
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A beautiful historic church in a small village. Open daily 10:00 - 16:00 St. Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford, is a 12th Century church steeped in history. There are Norman remains; the oldest church bell in the country and interesting stained glass, all in a delightful setting overlooking the remains of Mitford Castle. The church is open for visitors, but especially for HODs there will be a guide to share with you the beauty and history of this lovely church.

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HODs – Church of St James’ the Great

September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Church of St James the Great, St James Terrace,
Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1BP
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Impressive Victorian Church with fine wall paintings. Open 09:30 - 15:00 daily A Victorian, Norman-style church by Benjamin Ferrey, former apprentice to Augustus Pugin. Impressive apse murals from 1875, recently conserved, and a fine Minton tiled floor in the Chancel. Information leaflets will be available. Guide books & handmade cards will be available to purchase. On Saturday, volunteers will be present to talk to and refreshments will be available. On other days, information is available about the church and its…

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HODs – Church of St Mary the Virgin, Morpeth

September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary's Field
Morpeth, NE61 2QT
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One of the best medieval churches in Northumberland with a 14th Century Jesse Window. Open 10:00 - 15:00 daily A lovely church set in an interesting churchyard which holds the graves of several famous people including the artist, Joseph Crawhall and the Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davison, who died at Epsom racecourse. There is also a Watch House used to guard against grave robbers. Refreshments are available throughout the day and there will be volunteers to speak with about this unique…

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HODs – Collingwood House

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
Collingwood House, Oldgate
Morpeth, NE61 1QF
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Georgian house of historical importance Open 12:00 - 16:00 on both Thursday and Friday Admiral Lord Collingwood was Nelson's second-in-command at the Battle of Trafalgar. Lord Collingwood spent long periods of time away at sea but this Georgian house in Morpeth was where his family lived. Although his visits home were rare, he wrote fondly of his time spent here in Morpeth. This house is now the Presbytery of St Robert's R.C. Church which will be open at the same…

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HODs – Morpeth Past and Present: Shop Window Displays

September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Morpeth Morpeth, Northumberland United Kingdom + Google Map

Photographs showing the changing face of shopping in the centre of Morpeth A photographic exhibition in shop windows along main streets (Newgate Street, Oldgate, Newmarket, Market Place). The displays give a potted history and old photographs showing how the town centre shops have changed over the years.

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HODs – St Robert of Newminster RC Church

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
St Robert of Newminster RC Church, Oldgate
Morpeth, NE61 1QF
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A beautiful Victorian church near the banks of the River Wansbeck Open 12:00 - 16:00 on both Thursday and Friday A glorious church of 1850 with stained glass windows by the renowned William Wailes. An icon to St Robert is incorporated into the stained glass of the Sanctuary. There is a marble memorial for those who fell in the First World War. Church members will be on hand to give information about St Roberts' and its most important features. There…

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HODs – Harnham & Shortflatt Walk

September 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Bolam NE61 3UX + Google Map
Free

A guided walk with David Barker featuring a visit to Harnham Buddhist Monastery Starts and finishes at Bolam Church. The walk is 4.8 miles and will take 2-3 hours. Please wear suitable clothes and shoes for a country walk

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HODs – Morpeth Town Treasures

September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morpeth Town Hall United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Civic Suite will be open in Morpeth's Town Hall. This year's Heritage Open Days will include an opportunity to visit Morpeth Town Hall on Thursday, 19th September, from 2 - 4pm, where you can see the Council Chamber and the Town Treasures in the Mayor's Parlour. There will also be the opportunity to Meet the Mayor, Cllr Alison Byard, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr David Bawn, and enjoy free tea or coffee and a selection of delicious cakes supplied by…

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HODs – Collingwood Society Lecture

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Morpeth Town Hall United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A lecture about local historical figure, Cuthbert Collingwood. Cuthbert Collingwood – a family man at sea. Local historian and author Ian Whitehead delivers a biographical talk on the one-time Morpeth resident and his family. Part of Morpeth’s Heritage Event. Free to all. Raffle.

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HODs – Serpent’s Column Walk

September 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Edlingham Castle, Edlingham
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2BW
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An all-day guided walk that takes in Edlingham Castle, Lemmington Hall, Serpent's Column and Alauna Roman Fort. Approximately 7 miles, bring a picnic lunch. A taster of the Morpeth Heritage and Health Walks which happen every three weekly Fridays. This walk takes in many different heritage sites in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Join a group of experienced walkers and enjoy a visit and talk about Edlingham before moving on. Lemmington Hall and Serpent's Column are opened especially for this HOD…

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