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Old August 21st, 2017, 10:21 AM   #81
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Seems that these situations are never ending,---- will people ever learn, ---cheers.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 11:02 AM   #82
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Holy Island Coastguard rescues more victims of tides - but these were stranded as water went OUT

A different twist on rescue's at Lindisfarne - from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-more-13504749
Holy Island Coastguard rescues more victims of tides - but these were stranded as water went OUT
By Hannah Graham 21 August 2017


Jet-skis stranded on Holy Island Causeway

It’s pretty common for vehicles to get stranded on Holy Island’s causeway.

Normally, though, the problems arise when the tide suddenly starts to come in. But the opposite issue befell these jet-ski owners, who were left high and dry as water started to move off the road.

Four jet-skis were found in the North of the causeway just before 4pm on Sunday afternoon, unable to move after the famously fast-moving water had deserted the area. The owners of the jet-skis, who had been forced to walk back to the mainland, were then reunited with their crafts.

A spokesperson for the Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team said: “Coastguard Officers from Holy Island arrived on-scene at Holy Island Causeway and located all four jet skis aground, scattered between Holy Island, Snook Point and the mainland at Goswick. Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team was then tasked to meet up with the casualties from the main land side. Both coastguard teams from Berwick and Holy Island worked together with the jet-ski owners to safely recover the crafts to the car park at Goswick Golf Course.”

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Old September 2nd, 2017, 04:44 PM   #83
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Eight eye-catching sculptures on display

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Eight eye-catching sculptures on display
2 August 2017
James Willoughby


One of the sculptures around the Lindisfarne Nature Trail.

A series of eight larger-than-life willow sculptures have taken up residence on points around the Lindisfarne Nature Trail.

The models were created by willow sculptor Anna Turnbull, with help from 40 volunteers with the Heritage Lottery-funded Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership project. The sculptures depict key species of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, managed by Natural England, and include brent geese in flight; a short-eared owl; and a flowering Lindisfarne helleborine orchid.

The Lindisfarne Nature Trail follows a circular route of approximately three miles from the Window on the Wild building on the road to Lindisfarne Castle, east of Holy Island village. The sculptures will be in situ until the end of the summer season, after which they will be taken down for winter storage at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve’s headquarters at Beal. They will be re-erected in spring 2018.

A sculpture trail guide with information about each species featured will soon be available from www.per egrinilindisfarne.org.uk

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Old October 6th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #84
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Castle restoration entering new phase

From today's Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....hase-1-8789464
Castle restoration entering new phase
Ian Smith 6 October 2017


Work at Lindisfarne Castle.

The focus of a £1.3million restoration project on Lindisfarne Castle is set to move to its north and west elevations. Work on the east and south elevations, which has involved a huge scaffolding construction and tent covering the roof, is nearing completion.

Nick Lewis, house steward for the National Trust, said: “By comparison, the west elevation of Lindisfarne is tiny; consisting only really of a few bits of the Upper Battery visible from the harbour. “Of course this side bears the brunt of the prevailing weather, so is in need of particular care, as is the north side, on the left as you look at the building from the harbour.”

Writing in the Island newsletter, he reveals that the full harl applied in the 1990s is in decent condition. However the wall behind has deteriorated much like the other elevations and its core is in need of packing and pinning before the harl can be reapplied and lime-washed in tune with the rest of the building. “To access this there is further scaffolding going up both on the north side and on the Upper Battery,” explained Nick. The huge scaffold already on the north side is being extended westward by five bays while the construction on the Battery will go up and over the Upper Gallery to connect up to the north side. The vast tent covering the east roof will then be dismantled – along with the giant buttress on the south side which holds it up – and then reassembled over the north and west roof. A new spitter (or spout) on the south elevation overlooking the road up to the boat sheds has now been installed and will take rainwater from the Upper Gallery roof down onto the crag. This was carried out via a cantilevered scaffold from the Upper Battery weighed-down by two giant water tanks.

The stonework itself was carried out by Hutton Stone along with the St Astier masons onsite, and is an exact copy of the other spitters at the castle. On the castle’s interior, major strides are being made in cleaning off impermeable paints from the walls. This process used a DOFF machine which works like a giant steam cleaner.

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Old October 7th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #85
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A big job undertaken there,--and there is a huge amount of scaffolding in place,---I don't envy the workmen when the cold winds blow,---but good luck to everyone,--cheers.
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WATCH: The Old Lifeboat House on Holy Island opens after £1.37m restoration project

From today's Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....ject-1-8852612
WATCH: The Old Lifeboat House on Holy Island opens after £1.37m restoration project
Janet Hall 11 November 2017


Dick Patterson, from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne Developmen tTrust, Jane Crossman and Ellen Creighton, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, at the opening of the Old LIfeboat House on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The long history of lifeboat rescues on Holy Island has been preserved. The Old Lifeboat House, opposite St Cuthbert's Isle, has been restored and officially opened.

The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership restoration project has been carried out with the support £1.37million of Heritage Lottery Funding and now contains interpretation boards telling the story of lifeboat rescues.

The lifeboat house was officially opened on Friday by Jane Crossman, daughter-in-law of Lady Rose Crossman, who was a major benefactor on Holy Island. Before cutting the ribbon, Mrs Crossman thanked all the volunteers "who have done so much in order to make this a fantastic part of Holy Island."

At the opening, Dick Patterson, from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust, said: "It's 50 years since our lifeboat was taken out of service by the RNLI. The memories have faded a bit but I think this might revive the memories of the lifeboat crews, men and women and the 10 lifeboats that have been stationed on the island."

Ellen Creighton, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, said the opening was a chance to say thanks to the National Lottery players who made it possible for the Heritage Lottery Fund to award the funding to Peregrini Lindisfarne. She said: "The lifeboat house project epitomises what Peregrini Lindisfarne is about and that is organisations, communities and people working together to protect, conserve, share and celebrate what's probably lesser known heritage on Holy Island so it's important."

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Old December 5th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #87
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Archaeology festival to take place in Northumberland next year

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Archaeology festival to take place in Northumberland next year
Ben O’Connell 5 December 2017


Mick Aston and Tony Robinson. Picture by Steve Shearn

A new archaeology festival, announced on Sunday by Sir Tony Robinson, will be taking place in Northumberland next year.

DigVentures, the crowdfunding archaeological social enterprise, has revealed that the inaugural DigNation will take place on Holy Island in September 2018. It features two days of professional excavations alongside lectures and other activities celebrating the legacy of archaeologist and Time Team presenter Professor Mick Aston.

His friend and co-host, Sir Tony Robinson, has helped to create the festival, which has been inspired by Mick’s lifelong mission to increase public understanding of archaeology and enable wider participation in the field. Featuring high-profile experts, it will focus on the four main areas of Mick’s expertise – monastic archaeology, medieval settlements, landscape archaeology, and public archaeology and science. In addition to the talks programme and dig, there will be a lab full of activities tailored for families and a Saturday evening keynote lecture by Tony Robinson.

DigVentures has also extended the reach of the festival; online audiences will be invited to take part through social media, live streaming and specially curated podcasts and video footage, with the support of festival media partner Dan Snow and the History Hit channel.

Sir Tony Robinson said: “Mick was passionate about archaeology and in getting new audiences hooked on the excitement of a dig, whether by getting their hands dirty in a trench or watching discoveries unfold from the comfort of their own sofa. DigVenture’s platform allows audiences from around the world to be part of the action at DigNation in ways that wouldn’t have been possible even a few years ago and Mick would have loved that.”

Read more at: https://www.northumberlandgazette.co...year-1-8892995


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DigNation: The Crowdfunded Archaeology Festival!


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Work continuing on Castle’s restoration

From today's Northumberland Gazette @ https://www.northumberlandgazette.co...tion-1-8897827
Work continuing on Castle’s restoration
Ben O’Connell 8 December 2017


House steward Nick Lewis carries out one of the many items from Lindisfarne Castle last year. Picture by Jane Coltman

Restoration work continues at Lindisfarne Castle, more than a year since the contents were moved out ahead of the major upgrade.

Last month, there was more furniture to be moved, albeit on a much smaller scale than the seven-day packing-up process in late October/early November last year.

Writing in the latest Holy Island e-newsletter, house steward Nick Lewis said: ‘I suppose then it is only fitting that a year on we commemorated that mammoth task by moving some more furniture last week, although thankfully it was only a few pieces and over a matter of yards. Three large pieces of furniture remained in the Castle’s kitchen during the work as they were too large to move; in fact they had to be simply ‘boxed in’ where they stood, effectively creating a room within a room. The rest of the kitchen could then be worked on and now that work is complete, the boxing needed to be taken down, the furniture moved across the room, and the boxing re-erected. One item, a huge dresser designed by Lutyens for the room, could not be moved. The dresser has occupied the same space for the last 111 years and we weren’t about to change that. The wall it sits against is internal and so not at huge risk of water ingress, so the dresser could be protected on its own while the other two pieces moved across the room.’

Meanwhile, work to the main stairway is now complete with the final skim coat of lime plaster going on the walls in the middle of last month. Nick added: ‘The walls aren’t getting painted just yet but it already looks amazing; particularly the old medieval door (probably pinched from the Priory) which now stands out as a feature rather than being lost in the old scheme of modern masonry paint.’

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The Ship Inn, Marygate, Holy Island

18/03279/LBC | Listed building consent for proposed single storey garden extension to form Gin brewing and storage areas. | The Ship Inn Marygate Holy Island TD15 2SJ
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'Leaking' Lindisfarne Castle reopens after four years of repairs

BBC News Tyne and Wear website article from 14/02/19 about "completion" of the refurbishment works to Lindisfarne Castle

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'Leaking' Lindisfarne Castle reopens after four years of repairs

Repairs on a leaking 16th Century castle which cost £3m to complete should last for a century, bosses said.

Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550 on Holy Island, Northumberland, and is owned by the National Trust.

The castle has been closed for the past 18 months and supported by scaffolding while experts repaired leaks and restored stonework.

Now the work is complete, steward Nick Lewis said the castle should not need more work for 100 years.


Full article on https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-47231218

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Article from National Trust on subject of outstanding work requiring completion at Lindisfarne Castle ahead of opening to the public on 01 April 2019

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Lindisfarne Castle is back

The handover of the castle marks the completion of all internal conservation work which has been undertaken to manage the effects of battering sea, wind and rain that come from sitting on top of a high crag on Northumberland’s Holy Island.

Although some external work is scheduled to continue into May, it means we can now move back in and prepare to open the castle to the public on 1 April. Light fittings are to be reinstalled; computers need to be plugged in, desks assembled and even our trusty photocopier needs to be hauled up the hill. Once we’re back in residence we have a full deep clean to take care of and then project exhibitions to prepare for opening.


Full article on https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lin...castle-is-back

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More on what was carried out on this National Trust article

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Lindisfarne Castle Major Project 2016-2018

The exposed location of Lindisfarne Castle causes the fabric of the building to be under constant pressure from the elements. This contributed to several problems within the building such as penetrating damp, deterioration of stonework and pointing, and failures of windows. These issues have always been a problem here, but by 2013/14 they had got to a stage where action needed to be taken. The castle required significant investment to improve the building fabric and help the structure deal with what the weather throws at it.


Full article, includes near 6 minute video, on https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lin...ject-2016-2018

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Two rescued at Holy Island causeway after campervan is stuck in water

Another vehicle caught by the tide on Holy Island Causeway

Chronicle Live website article from 23/03/19

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Two rescued at Holy Island causeway after campervan is stuck in water

The incident took place at around 3pm on Saturday after a driver tried to cross the causeway but was cut off by the water

Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, who were on a training exercise at the Farne Islands, were asked to attend the scene.

On arrival, they found a horsebox-type campervan partially submerged. Two occupants, who were foreign nationals and spoke very little English, had managed to reach the refuge box after abandoning their vehicle.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news...seway-16018805

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RNLI transport firefighters to Holy Island after blaze breaks out in the middle of the night

Chronicle Live website article from 24/03/19

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RNLI transport firefighters to Holy Island after blaze breaks out in the middle of the night

Seahouses RNLI were called out after Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service required assistance to get crews to the island in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A chimney fire had broken out in a terraced house on Holy Island shortly after 3am on Sunday morning

Fire Crews from Berwick and Belford had just been able to cross the causeway where the tide was flooding but an additional crew from Wooler had to be taken by boat.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news...sland-16019688

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