Host of events planned for Heritage Open Days

The Linskill Centre at North Shields.

The Linskill Centre at North Shields.

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A host of venues and interesting places are set to open their doors to the public for free visits.

A total of 40 venues in North Tyneside are taking part in the annual Heritage Open Days, which takes place from Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13.

Many are not usually open to the public, giving residents a chance to explore the hidden gems.

Among the events are:-

l The Geordie Lamp: Celebrating the Stephenson Legacy – Friday, September 11, 10.30am to 11.30am at White Swan Centre, Killingworth;

l Linskill Life at the Linskill Centre – a celebration of the school history, 10am to 4pm, on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday 13;

l Historic Tynemouth Local History Walk – Friday, September 11, 1pm to 3pm;

l A Sting in the Trail – Wallsend Local History walk gives an insight into Sting’s time in Wallsend – Thursday, September 10, 1pm to 3pm;

l Whitley Bay Masonic Hall – Saturday, September 12, and Sunday 13, 11am to 4pm.

For more information about events taking place in North Tyneside and across Tyne and Wear, visit www.hodstw.org.uk or visit a local library.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “For this year’s heritage open days we’ve organised an excellent programme of events and opportunities so residents can learn about the rich heritage of our borough.

“People probably don’t realise how much interesting history we have on our doorstep.

“I hope that people will take advantage of these events and get an insight into the history that is all around them.”