Saturday, 20 February 2016

Lindisfarne Priory and Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland

These are photographs of Lindisfarne Priory and distant views of the castle both situated on Holy Island, Northumberland, England. The castle was built in 1550 though much changed in 1901 by Edwin Lutyens.  Priory stone was used as building material for the castle when it was built, and when the Priory was disused.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Alcohol, 2 'sign the pledge' 19th century samplers

2 antique samplers embroidered onto card. During the mid 19th century several Temperance movements in England  started up decrying the drinking of alcohol. These samplers were made by people who wanted to declare their abstinence, they were 'signing the pledge'. The Salvation Army was established in the 1860s.