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Walks take place at 20:00 on the first Sunday of each month.
Please meet on Durham Market Place under the horse statue between 19:45 and 20:00

  

 Horrid histories

Jimmy Allens

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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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 Dun Cow

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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

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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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The Durham Martyrs

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The 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 ruins.

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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.

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