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Basil Humes Memorial

Basil Hume's memorial is a small garden that lies in front of the church of Saint Mary, and commemorates the life of Cardinal Basil Hume Osb, who lived from 1923-1999. He was a Benedictine monk and also the cardinal archbishop of Westminster, is a Newcastle boy, greatly beloved by his city. This statue and garden were constructed in 2002 under an order of the inhabitants and the municipality, reflecting the condition of the cardinal to the landscapes of the region of Northumbria, with plants found in the area around the city as well as in the Inner Farne Island, an island off the coast where the monks first lived as hermits bishops.

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