Treat in store for Heritage Open Day

Mayor Norma Redfearn and Coun Tommy Mulvenna at the Shiremoor Treat. Picture by 'Eye of the Tyne Photography'.
Mayor Norma Redfearn and Coun Tommy Mulvenna at the Shiremoor Treat. Picture by 'Eye of the Tyne Photography'.
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An exhibition will highlight one of the borough’s longest standing traditions as part of the Heritage Open Days.

The Shiremoor Centre will host the event on September 12 and 13 giving an insight into The Shiremoor and District Children’s Treat following a year-long project.

The Treat, which takes place every summer, attracts more than 1,000 people and has been going more than 100 years.

The centre will be open from 5.30pm to 8pm on Friday and 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday.

Michael Green, chairman of the Shiremoor Treat committee, said: “It’s been fascinating to look back at the history of it and we’re delighted that it can be preserved for future generations.”

• St Luke’s Church, in Station Road, and St Peter’s Church, in High Street West, will both be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday as part of Heritage Open Days.