They knew that Paulinus had covered remarkable distances on his missionary travels, and he is documented to have been to Whalley in Lancashire and Dewsbury in Yorkshire. The question was, which route did he take between the two? It became evident that he would have steered clear of the inhospitable and inaccessible lands of what is now central Lancashire and Yorkshire, so they realised that he had probably crossed the South Pennines. But where?
Wherever he had taken the Christian message, Paulinus had erected a cross. There is a line of them – with one at Whalley and another at Dewsbury. But were there missing links between the two? Incredibly, their home town of Todmorden turned out to be a link, when Tina and Stuart realised that a simple stone cross in the tiny settlement of Shore, above Cornholme, is almost certain to be one of the Paulinus Crosses. It was a thrilling discovery, that meant that Tina and Stuart were able to trace Paulinus’s missionary routes around King Edwin’s Northumbria.