Lumley Castle has been used as a 59 bedroomed hotel since 1976. It overlooks the town of Chester-le street on the banks of the River Wear. The nearby Riverside stadium is home to Durham County Cricket club and is one of England's newest test cricket venues. Famous world cricketers use this hotel when playing against the England team.
Lumley Castle is a 14th century castle named after Ralph Lumley who transformed his Manor into a castle. Despite staying in the family hands for a while, ownership was transferred to the Bishop of Durham during the 19th century and was a temporary home to some Durham University students. The Castle was eventually sold during the 1960s to fund student accommodation that was nearer to Durham City. There are stories that some of the West Indian cricket team moved to other accommodation as they thought it was haunted....probably Lady Lily of Lumley !!
|Eerie faces from the past|
On the 7th November, I attended an Art exhibition for about 1 hour to help out a friend of a friend. The Artist was David Welsh and this was an opportunity that I was not going to miss with the camera for a photographic post here..
|haunted stairs ??|
(This has been a week of change... firstly the snow has finally finished off everything about Autumn rather quickly and harshly.
It has affected my travel plans for today and also for the whole of last week for work when I had to share a very small space on the bus, metro train with at times, long peaceful walks in the snow !! I have never known the buses so busy.
Secondly, I have added a more versatile camera to my collection this week with a test photograph of my three rubbish bins taken today below. I'll probably talk about it in the new year as I am still using other photographic material up.
Lastly, we all make errors of judgement ......Autumn can be a time for clearing out the rubbish and it is time for disposing of things that cause unnecessary mess. Lets hope I can manage to put mine in the bin for the binman ... !! )