Group transforms land into an oasis

Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfern, with members of Justice Prince CIC, Iain Watson from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Marian Foster from BBC Newcastle.

Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfern, with members of Justice Prince CIC, Iain Watson from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Marian Foster from BBC Newcastle.

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Green-fingered activities at a North Shields museum saw a group of learners created a unique garden space.

Inspired by some of Stephenson Railway Museum’s great engines, the Justice Prince Community Interest Company (CIC), has turned a dilapidated piece of land into a gren oasis using a number of items no longer used by the museum including old railway sleepers.

Justice Prince CIC is a small community interest company based in Longbenton which provides development services and support to disadvantaged people across North Tyneside.

Robin Gibson from the Stephenson museum said: “We are delighted to have been the chosen venue for the gardening project.

“Through Stan Timmins’ vision and guidance, this small team of enthusiastic students have transformed a nondescript grassy area into a fascinating and colourful garden.”