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Basil Hume Memorial Garden

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
1. Basil Hume Memorial Garden Marker
Inscription.  
The Basil Hume Memorial Garden
This Statue and Memorial Garden were Unveiled on 17 May 2002 by
Her Majesty The Queen
In the year of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee
Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, 1923—1999, Benedictine monk and Abbot of Ampleforth, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and a favourite son of Tyneside was born George Hume in Newcastle, the city for which he retained a lifelong affection. This statue and garden were commissioned by the Council and people of Newcastle to celebrate Basil Hume’s life and work. The garden reflects Cardinal Hume’s particular attachment for the holy landscape of Northumbria and the Northern Saints from which he drew spiritual inspiration. Featured are the shapes of Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and Inner Farne, the remote island where the first monk-bishops of Lindisfarne lived as hermits. The text is the seventh-century Caedmon’s Hymn, the earliest Christian poem in Old English (Northumbrian); the translation was an inspiration for the design of the garden. The boulders are from the shorelines of Holy Island and Inner Farne; below is a stone from Ampleforth Abbey, Basil Hume’s monastic
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By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
2. Basil Hume Memorial Garden Marker
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Statue and Memorial Garden designed by sculptor Nigel Boonham FRBS

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 54° 58.143′ N, 1° 37.132′ W. Marker is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in Northumberland. Marker is at the intersection of Bewick Street and Neville Street (England Route A186), on the right when traveling east on Bewick Street. Touch for map. Located at St. Mary's Cathedral. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 5HH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Bewick (within shouting distance of this marker); 28 Clayton Street West (within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Clayton Street West (within shouting distance of this marker); Hadrian’s Wall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bath Lane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); West Walls (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Town Wall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Town Wall Repairs (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
Also see . . .  Basil Hume on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 20, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2018
3. Cardinal Basil Hume
 
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