Priory on the Welsh boarder.

The ruins of Llanthony Priory are situated deep in the Vale of Ewyas, close to the Black Mountains. These remains are all that remain of one of the greatest buildings of medieval Wales. By 1108 a small church had been built and a group of Augustinian monks had established a community.m3

The priory flourished but nothing remains of the original buildings today as attacks forced the monks to retreat to Hereford and Gloucester. The original buildings were destroyed.

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A place of pilgrimage

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On Hadrian’s Wall at Heavenfield is the small church of St Oswald it is believed to be built at the site where King Oswald raised a large wooden cross & called his troops to pray before the Battle of Heavenfield in AD 633. The battle re-established Celtic Christianity in the Kingdom of Northumbria. The Church for centuries & today is a place of pilgrimage and a part of St Cuthbert’s Way.

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“One day in a nuclear age”

Sellafield in the UK is a nuclear fuel-reprocessing site  over looking the village of Seascale on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria. Sellafield incorporates the original nuclear reactor plant of Windscale, which is now undergoing decommissioning and dismantling, as is Calder Hall, a neighbour of Windscale, which is also undergoing dismantling of its 4 nuclear reactors.

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The Windscale fire of 1957 was the UK’s worst nuclear incident, a fire broke out in unit 1 of the 2 pile facility (the facility was a part of Britain’s atomic bomb project. The fire burnt for 3 days and there was a release of radioactive materials.

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BEACH HOUSES NEAR THE  PLANT

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UNKNOWN TOWER NEAR SEASCALE