This pub has got to have one
of the strangest histories of any in Britain.
Today it is a favourite venue for the young
people of Durham looking for a good time. Two
hundred years it was hell on earth...
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This pub is probably the
oldest in Durham. It was the scene of a
nationally famous incident in August 1883 that
is now all but forgotten in the city....
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Finchale Priory - Durham
There are lots of stories
associated with Finchale Priory. According to
"A Ghost Carnival" by Aidan Chambers, this
bridge and the National Trust Entrance Box are
subject to a time-slip phenomenon. The bridge
turns to a wooden structure and the paybox
turns to a cottage.
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time of the Tudor kings and queens was a
difficult time for religious people.
Henry VIII broke away from the
Catholic church and started what is now
called the Protestant Church, or Church
of England. Part of this involved taking
away the wealth and closing down Finchale
Priory which fell into
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The photograph below the
main entrance to St. Mary-le-Bow's church in
the North Bailey of Durham City. With a little
imagination and the help of a little
enhancement it can be argued that a bearded and
seated figure is visible in the stone. Can you
see it? It is thought that the figure resembles
a former church musician who played at the
church some time between 1780-1850. Further
investigations are being made to find the true
identity and a portrait of this composer.