1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Bamburgh, Northumberland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bamburgh and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

First Home After The War

When dad got out of Royal Navy at the end of the Second World War he took a job as a coastguard and was stationed at Bamburgh. The coastguard lookout was on the east side of the castle and a great deal of his duties in those days was to keep us kids away from washed up mines and great globs of crude oil that used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bamburgh by Derek Hardy

Grace Darling's Tomb

Visiting the Grace Darling Musuem, then her grave in the churchyard opposite, was an annual event while on holiday on the Northumberland coast. Peering through the bars around the tomb I was often reminded of how my grandmother had pulled herself up, slipped and put a metal spike through the base of her chin. As I could ...Read full memory