Tuesday, 25 September 2007
This is the lower part of the porch and tower of St Peter's Church which was built in AD 674. I chose this photo because it shows some Anglo Saxon stonework put there by Anglo Saxon hands over 1300 years ago.
The Venerable Bede (AD 672-735) was sent here as a 7 year old boy to train to be a monk and in AD 794 the monastery was attacked and set on fire by Viking raiders.
All that history and it's right on my doorstep.
It's still a fully functional church and a lot of my ancestors were baptised, married or buried from there.