Photographers

Something different this week, so you can have a rest from all the edumacational history normally turning up in your feed on a Sunday. I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager, though only really started learning about photography 10 years ago. I love seeing other people when they are engrossed in taking photographs, and if I see someone so engaged, will take a picture of them if I can do it sneakily! So here is my collection of some of the happy people making memories, and a few who do it for a living. β€œIt is more important…

Easby Abbey

Following on from our trip to Richmond Castle, Sophie and I went a mile and a half down the road to the ruins of Easby Abbey, and as you know, before we get to the pictures, we must first do The History Bit πŸͺ β˜•οΈ Easby Abbey, or The Abbey of St.Agatha is one of the best preserved monsteries of the Premonstratensian order. Premonstratensian is a bit of a mouthful, and I’d never heard of it so in case I’m not the only one here’s a quick run down of what it was/is. It’s full title is The Order of Canons…

Richmond Castle & Easby Abbey ~ 2013

I am going back in time now, to places Sophie and I went before BWP (before wordpress) as we can’t go anywhere as yet. But back on a sunny day in August, 2013, we set off to visit Richmond Castle and Easby Abbey just down the road from the castle. My camera was a Nikon D700, a bit of a gorgeous beast, but my treatment of my photo’s was a bit on the bright side, nevermind, we all have to learn and grow! But first, of course, we must do… The History Bit πŸͺ β˜•οΈ (long post alert!) Richmond Castle…

Bishopwearmouth Cemetery ~ March 2020

This was Sophie’s and my last outing this year, just after the keep 2 meters apart advice and just prior to the total lockdown. Because we couldn’t go anywhere in the car, we met up near where Sophie lives, at the Bishopwearmouth Cemetary. A quite appropriate visit for the time, as we will see in The History Bit. β˜•οΈ πŸͺ Between 1817 and 1860 the world had 3 cholera pandemics, but for our purposes we are looking at the 2nd one. After dying down by 1824, historians believe the first pandemic hung about in Indonesia and the Phillipines having started…

Bishop Auckland ~ part 3 ~ February 2020

Last week we had a look at the viewing tower, and this is the inside of it. There are some stone carvings from the time of Bishop Beks Great Hall in the 13th Century. and more views from the viewing platforms. The outside of the castle So that’s the end of our visit to Bishop Auckland and it’s castle. For anyone interested in the 14th Century, I’m leaving a link here to information about the discovery next to the castle of Bishop Bek’s enormous medieval chapel.

Bishop Auckland on film, February 2020

Originally posted on fragglefilm:
The first part of our trip to Bishop Auckland and the historycan be found HERE. As well as the fuji I had my Canon EOS 1000FN loaded with some kodak portra so shot a few frames around the castle and town. https://photos.smugmug.com/Film/Canon-EOS-1000F-N/n-3287NK/Bishop-Auckland/i-gQqJMZ9/0/cbb7823a/X3/BA-10-X3.jpg Entrance to the castle. https://photos.smugmug.com/Film/Canon-EOS-1000F-N/n-3287NK/Bishop-Auckland/i-gvQpzhg/0/a0dce525/X3/BA-11-X3.jpg The walk to the deer park Below the windows of the castle just before the entrance there are coats of arms carved in stone, one is for Bishop Ruthall and the other for Bishop Tunstall, both of whom were Prince Bishops during Henry VIII reign. Not sure which is…

Bishop Auckland & Auckland Castle~ February 2020 ~ Part 1

A cold yet sunny day out in February had Sophie and I visiting the newly refurbished castle at Bishop Auckland, so get your β˜•οΈ and πŸͺ and we’ll do The History Bit *LONG POST ALERT* There’s 1,134 years to get through, and a lot of Bishops,so this will be a potted history (again) and here we go! In 886 King Alfred (last seen forgiving Uhtred in The Last Kingdom series 4 πŸ™‚ )created the See (area of a bishop’s ecclesiastical jurisdiction) of Durham when he gifts “all the lands between the Were and the Tine to Saint Cuthbert, and to…

Howick Gardens ~ February 2020

Sophie and I have visited Howick Gardens a couple of times prior to this post, in October 2015 and July 2017, but there’s something different happening there all year round, and this time we went to see the snowdrops. If you want the history of the gardens it’s in the first link there, if not, on with the pretty pictures! Although it was quite cold, we had a clear blue sky, and the snowdrops were out in force. I had my FujiXT2 + my 16mm fujinon & my helios lens, with me and my Canon EOS 100 FN with a…

St Wilfred’s Church & Kirkharle ~ Dec 2019

Originally posted on fragglefilm:
Regular readers may remember from a previous post about All Saints church in Newcastle, that a medieval font was rescued from being destroyed by the marauding, pesky Scots, and ended up in St.Wilfreds Church up in Kirkharle. Sophie and decided to hunt it down on a mixed weather day on our last outing for 2019. First, as always, get your β˜•οΈ and πŸͺ at the ready, we’ll do The History Bit. Kirkharle is a hamlet in Northumberland. First recorded back in days of yore (1177) it was called Herle back then and comes from even yorier…