Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Byrness on Sunday - the church for the workers

Byrness Church features stained glass windows commissioned and installed by the many workers of the Catcleugh reservoir - that provides most of the water for Tyneside. The panel features the workers and the city of Newcastle on top and bottom of the panel.
Am a little behind with blogging but spent Sunday in the Redesdale Forest hiking Byrness to Bellingham, after a morning church service in Byrness. The church is famous for its stained glass windows, commemorating the workers who died during the building of the reservoir, and alongside the window are the names of those who perished in its building.
The Church is reputedly the smallest in Northumberland and can only accomodate around 50 souls at a push.
Once again finished with cake in the Heritage Cafe in the old railway carriage in Bellingham - a great cafe for anyone who wants to try it after the long hike up and over Padon Hill.