The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 12: Bridlington to Sherburn

The longest day. Most of the day is along minor roads again, but after lunch it is the road-walking stretches that are the highights as we walk along the bottom of a valley with a steep hillside to our right and then after prayers at Fordon we climb to the top of the Wolds with wide open views. If you feel you can't do the whole day, we suggest that you miss out the morning, and catch the Wednesday lunchtime bus from Bridlington to Burton Fleming (the only bus all week is ideally timed for us!). We are split between 2 halls tonight and each has its advantages: some pilgrims will be sleeping in the Methodist church is where we will eat and others in the Sports Club which has showers.


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 12


former market cross in churchyard Francis O Sullivan


Lamb of God at priory hbuxton


Bridlington Priory John Chenery


No speeding. Sue Bradshaw from White Bakehouse says Bye


Mouse at Priory hbuxton


Bridlington Priory before the pilgrims arrive. (I am frontmarking) John Chenery


In the choir stalls were several musicians carved here sample hbuxton


Another carving hbuxton


Model of the priory as it was before the dissolution. Only the nave remains. John Chenery


St John of Bridlington John Chenery


Display of 3D tapestries depcicting the history of the priory. John Chenery


Model of the existing west front. The towers do not match! John Chenery


The rector welcomes us. John Chenery


Why has this closed pub got 2 names? John Chenery


The answer is here. "Walmington on Sea Brewery"?! The pub became the Royal Oak Inn for the recent Dads Army film. John Chenery


meanwhile back at the priory, New pilgrim Michael receives his pilgrim cross.


The rector of the priory ... hbuxton


... gives a lesson on its history to the enthralled pilgrims. hbuxton


Prince Charles visit to the priory commemorated hbuxton


Camilla carved also hbuxton


Far end 1537 addition to priory hbuxton


St John of Bridlington memorial stone hbuxton


Another memorial to St John hbuxton


Pilgrims leaving Bridlington priory hbuxton


Side of priory hbuxton


St Andrew, Boynton, hiding behind the trees. Here Anne led the pilgrim prayers. John Chenery


Bernie checking for her fav ,mills and boon books,giggle giggle. Amazon Team UK


Looking back to Bridlington and the sea. John Chenery


We chose to go round the edge of some very large fields rather than beat down the crops to take the diagonal route shown on the map, and this added almost an extra mile to what was already the longest day. John Chenery


Robin's Pin Cushion


Fran Gamble


Lunch stop the Burton Arms in Burton Fleming. Here we were joined by a group of pilgrims who had omitted the morning to shorten the distance of the longest day by catching the bus from Bridlington. There is only one bus a week from Bridlington to Burton Fleming and it arrives at 13.30 on a Wednesday, the exact time that the all-day pilgrims were scheduled to arrive! hbuxton


Lunch pilgrims drinking hbuxton


In the Burton Arms, Burton Fleming. John Chenery


Lutz and Anne are our keenest pool players. John Chenery


More pilgrims outside the Burton Arms John Chenery


In St Cuthbert, Burton Fleming John Chenery


Paper not glass! John Chenery


Hannah & Sadie at The Burton Arms opened up specially for us!


St Cuthbert, Burton Fleming hbuxton


an unusually long grave at Burton Fleming"s DIY prayer stop PolishPilgrims


The hamlet of Fordon John Chenery


St James, Fordon, Where Michael D led our prayers John Chenery


Pilgrims and sheep John Chenery


Ancient 900 year old St James Fordon hbuxton


Constant road problem hbuxton


I took this from outside the church east window! John Chenery


John Chenery


Inside Fordon Church hbuxton


A long climb into the Yorkshire Wolds John Chenery


Striding towards Sherburn!


Sherburn Community Hall, one of our two halls. John Chenery


Supper time at Sherburn in the Methodist Church Hall


Welcome the pilgrims window display by Jean Brown