A set of photos from a trip up to the picturesque town of Corbridge and Hadrian’s Wall in mid-August.


Communal oven, first recorded in 1310 and last used in the 19th C [54 58 29 N, 2 1 13 W].

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Views of the parish church, St Andrew’s, which is thought to have been founded in 676 by Wilfrid.


The Vicar’s Pele [54 58 28 N, 2 1 10 W] – an unusual example of a fortified (Pele/Peel) tower for benefit of the the vicar!


The former Primitive Methodist chapel, now (apparently) a Brethren meeting place.  Note the slightly guarded welcome, directing visitors to the evening “Gospel” service rather than main morning meeting, as well as the use of “DV” (Deo Volente), the Protestant Christian version of Insha’Allah.

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Photos of Hadrian’s Wall from a circular walk taking in the relatively well-preserved section between Housesteads fort [55 0 48 N, 2 19 49 W] and Steel Rigg [55 0 8 N, 2 23 29 W].


Probably Peziza Badia, common name Pig’s Ears (although the common name can refer to more than one species).

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A pair of randoms from an earlier weekend.  The field mushroom ended up in the dinner pot!

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