Tag Archives: Caedmon

Hilda On The Shore

Ina asked about the Saxon name of Whitby. So I dug out this from my poetry files – it may not have been seen . . . can’t recall. Hilda on the Shore She picks her way with the ebb, … Continue reading

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Caedmon

A day on Whitby eastcliff showing around relatives from Australia. I hope I didn’t overload them with information. In the St Hilda’s churchyard is a monument to Caedmon: From Wikipedia: Cædmon (play /ˈkædmən/ or /ˈkædmɒn/) is the earliest English poet … Continue reading

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199 Steps

The steps to St Hilda’s Church and the Abbey on the cliff above Whitby. There are level areas for the pall-bearers to take a rest. On the right is the Donkey Trod – this cobbled way was once the main … Continue reading

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