Category Archives: Northumberland

Northumbria Day

Northumbria Day is August 31st, the feast day of Saint Aidan. Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first … Continue reading

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Northumberland Flag

Northumberland’s flag was included on the registry from its inception. Strictly, the flag is a banner of the arms of the Northumberland County Council but its origins predate the council by more than a millennium and although it is not … Continue reading

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Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day is on the 5th August, the feast day of Saint Oswald the seventh century king of Northumbria who forged the kingdom of Northumbria by merging his domain of Bernicia with its southern neighbour Deira and founded the See … Continue reading

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