Posts Tagged ‘Holy Island Northumberland’

After 3 Years Planning on May 7 2011 Katherine & Jason Finally Make It!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Another lovely wedding at The Ship Inn as Katherine & Jason finally said “I do!” This year we have had some lovely weddings at The Ship and this was no exception. We first met Katherine & Jason 3 years ago and in the 6 years of owning The Ship Inn this has to be the earliest for planning a couples wedding reception and it must be said with relatives as far south as Peterborough and the Northern Ireland all went extremely well. The wedding ceremony took place at the island’s catholic church, St. Aidans, officiated by Father Tony who sadly retires this October after serving

Katherine & Jason Seal It With a Kiss!

 

as a parish priest for nearly 47 years. Katherine & Jason had a traditional “wedding breakfast” and then as the evening approached danced to Gary Forrest’s border band. All in all a great time was had by all with some very witty speaches from Jason & his best man.

Holy Island Dune Grass Inferno!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

In the 6 years we have owned the inn we never dreamt that the following would happen. Having a quiet drink with a North East colleague a man limps into the inn walking stick in hand and says “I need some help”. With anguish written all over his face and trembling all over we asked what was up. Shaking as he replied he said “I think I have set the island on fire!” From our casual conversations that we were having it certainly ramped things up a gear or two! He had done this by setting off a Chinese latern and with strong prevailing winds blew the lit lantern  in to the dune grasses near to The Snook. We dialled 999 which sent at least five fire tenders in attendance plus our ever faithful Holy Island H M Coast Guard attended by head of the island’s coastguard, Ryan Douglas, his father Paul and grandfather, Tommy.

Driving down to the scene the fire was out of control and engulfing the dune grasses for at least 200 metres advancing towards Holy Island village. The photograph attached taken via hand held Blackberry shows even in poor night conditions, flames stretching along the tail of the island as the fire fighters worked hard by trying to beat back the flames. In summary untold damage done through an inconsiderate act!

Out Of Control Fire Engulfs Dune Grasses Near The Snook

First 2011 Wedding As Spring Approaches

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

With a tranquil atmosphere in an area of outstanding beauty and the island’s unique setting there is no better place to chose for a wedding celebration then Holy Island Northumberland; it is the perfect choice. The weather today on Saturday 5th March was all you could wish for, wall to wall sunshine with cobalt blue skies.

This provided the perfect setting for our first wedding of 2011 when Dave Williamson married Jane Carter at Lindisfarne Castle. Dave & Jane have been planning this very special day for the last two years and were joined by family and close friends journeying from Dave’s, Teesside and Jane’s, Cambridgeshire  for a wedding celebration at The Ship Inn. The wedding planned incorporating an extensive buffet lunch included local Holy Island crab  and shellfish, afternoon tea, scones with clotted cream and jam, finished in the evening with a personilised hot buffet meal. The only downside is that guests made a friendly comment in that pounds were added although there was some relief by being able to dance to the evening’s live music which was supplied by Northumbrian borders band “Real to Reel”