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LAND LINES - The Landscape Puzzle
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Unearthing the lines linking people, place and history.
Wednesday 28 May 2003 1.30-2.00pm

Programme 3: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh
Ordnance Survey Mapping © Crown copyright all rights reserved

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Bamburgh was a hugely important royal city in medieval times, although today it is just a modest-sized village. What stands out, though, is the truly enormous castle on its great rocky outcrop that separates the village from the sweeping sandy beach, the North Sea, and the Farne Isles a few miles offshore. This Land Lines puzzle is about the links between the local legend of a fearsome dragon - the story of the Laidley Worm - and the history of the castle.

The challenge:

Follow the lines that link a hero's return to the tides of trade; a battlement to a battleground; and a well-kept secret to a fitting end.
Listen to the clues Hear the story of the Laidley Worm
Listen to the clues Listen to the clues from Bamburgh
The landscape detectives in this programme are geographer, Ian Mercer and folklorist, Jennifer Westwood.

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We are looking for more places for the Land Lines team to visit. If your own local area is rich in history that has left its mark on the landscape around you, please get in touch and tell us about it. E-mail: landlines@bbc.co.uk

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