Plaque 10 of 20: Basil Hume
Location: Newcastle side of Swing Bridge.
Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, OM. Archbishop of Westminster (1976-1999) – an inspirational church leader.
A statue of Cardinal Hume (2002) in his Benedictine monk’s habit wearing a cardinal’s skull cap and the cross of St. Cuthbert is to be found outside St Mary’s Cathedral just opposite Central Station. The statue is set in a garden that reflects his love of the holy landscape of Northumbria and of the Northern Saints and stands on a sandstone platform in the shape of Holy Island (Lindisfarne).
There is also a blue plaque outside the Cardinal’s birth place in Ellison Place, near the University of Northumbria, in Newcastle