Heritage Day – GuisboroughBy The Eye Magazine published 16 June, 2012 No Comments
Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, is holding a Heritage Day which aims to get the community involved in the local history of Guisborough and the surrounding areas. The event has been organised in association with BBC Two’s Great British Story, a people’s history, charting Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s remarkable past from the perspective of ordinary people.
The event is free for everyone and takes place at the college on Saturday 30th June between 10am – 4pm. Activities and workshops include: talks on local and regional history, tours of Gisborough Priory and Gardens, advice on researching family history and how to look after heirlooms at home, calligraphy and palaeography, the chance to talk to museum and heritage experts and film screenings from the Northern Region Film and Television archive. You can also meet Paul Mooney from BBC One’s Look North and try your hand at presenting the weather forecast.
There will be a craft stall selling a range of handmade produce including jewellery, soap, cakes, fabric crafts and artisan beer along with activities for children such as a picture treasure hunt, bridge building and wool weaving.
Throughout the day there will also be talks about various aspects of local history. Subjects include: Guisborough Hospital, Ironstone Mining in Cleveland, The de Brus Cenotaph and its impact on Guisborough.
BBC Tees will be broadcasting live from the event so people can meet the team and find out what goes on behind the scenes of a live radio show. Other organisations taking part on the day are: Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, The de Brus Cenotaph Project, Teesside Archives and Friends of Teesside Archives, Gisborough Priory Project, Guisborough Museum, Guisborough Forest walkway, Kirkleatham Museum, Ormesby Hall (The National trust) St Nicholas’ Church, Guisborough, The Churches Conservation Trust, Tees Archaeology, Prior Pursglove College Archaeology, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Tourist Information/ Redcar and Cleveland Council.
All are welcome. No booking is necessary, just turn up on the day between 10am – 4pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase.Events