Bamburgh Castle is flying a Thank You flag in recognition of the nation’s NHS staff and key workers across the country.
The castle’s Armstrong family crest was lowered as the Thank You NHS flag was unfurled and raised to fly high above the castle’s Norman Keep in a show of support for the nation’s heroes going above and beyond during the coronavirus.
Francis Watson Armstrong, owner of Bamburgh Castle said: “We are proudly flying a Thank you NHS flag high from magnificent Bamburgh Castle as a fitting show of respect and gratitude for the heroic and brave efforts of ever NHS worker, from surgeons to nurses, carers to kitchen staff, porters to midwives, doctors to technicians – each and every one of you – thank you. We also want to thank all the key workers out there, from the police, the fire brigade, to the farmers, postal workers, courier drivers, waste collection teams, shop keepers and supermarket staff, factory workers, journalists and more – there are so many of you who are all going beyond the call of duty to keep our nation going and look after us all in these extraordinary times.
“What you are doing is superhuman in the face of all of this adversity. We appreciate your efforts so much and we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts – and from the very top of the nation’s favourite castle.”
Bamburgh Castle’s maintenance manager Andrew Heeley is on lockdown at the castle. He created a 60 foot sand art message of support on the shoreline beneath the castle from Bamburgh Castle to the NHS and key workers. Created during his daily exercise on the beach, Andrew drew out in giant letters Thank You NHS and Key Workers.
Bamburgh Castle one of England’s largest inhabited castles and is one of the best loved coastal fortresses in Britain.