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Today and for the next couple of days i will be posting shots of the abbey at whitby. Whitby abbey is a ruined benedictine abbey situated on whitby's east clif It was founded in 657 by the anglo saxon King of northumbria "Oswy". He later appointed Lady Hilda who was then abbess of hartlepool abbey to be the abbess at whitby. In 664 the abbey was used for the Synod of Whitby, at which it was ruled that the northumbrian church would addopt the Roman calculation for the religious festival Easter, this still applies to this day.

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Additional Photos by adrian nelson (nels) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 24 N: 466] (2623)
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