Date; Saturday 17th August 2019 11am-4pm
Title; Heritage Festival – Piercebridge Event
Location; Tofts Field, Piercebridge (next to the Roman Fort) DL2 3TA
The River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership, is supported by the National Lottery through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and aims to develop the river and its surrounding area through conservation and community activities, reconnecting the people of the Tees with their river – a natural feature that has moulded the physical and cultural development of the landscape and communities through which it runs.
Celebrate the history and heritage of the Tees Valley at our free family day including activities, re-enactments, displays throughout the day, storytelling, heritage crafts, and much more!
Explore the living history camp, make some leatherwork or pottery and watch the soldiers in action.A shuttle bus will run between the Head of Steam Museum & Piercebridge. Refreshments will on sale in the church courtesy of the Parish Council, or feel free to bring a picnic.
The event is on Saturday 17th August 11am-4pm.
James Hunter, Groundwork NE & Cumbria Delivery Officer said, “What a way to celebrate the huge range of heritage we have here in the Tees Valley. We celebrate the Roman heritage that is under our feet in Piercebridge, the Civil War Battles, the vast pottery heritage we have throughout the Tees, and everything in between! Join us for a wonderful, fun-filled day.”
The River Tees Rediscovered Partnership Project, part of Groundwork NE & Cumbria, received confirmation of a grant of £1.89m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in June 2014. Along with partner contributions, a programme of initiatives worth £3.7m has been delivered over the last five years, with a number of complementary projects including access and wildlife improvements (with plenty of volunteering opportunities) focusing on the River Tees corridor from the estuary, upstream to Piercebridge, west of Darlington.
For more information on the project and events, please visit www.riverteesrediscovered.org or call James Hunter on 01642 616144.
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About The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.
About Groundwork NE & Cumbria
Groundwork NE & Cumbria helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way. We know that the important issues are all connected – so our work can’t easily be placed in boxes marked ‘environmental issues’, ‘regeneration’, ’employment’ or ‘health’. We create projects and services that benefit both people and the wider environment.
We work towards a vision – of a society of sustainable communities, which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.
Creating those sustainable communities means developing initiatives that cut across economic, environmental and social issues. To achieve our vision we work together with passionate individuals, proactive public services and innovative parts of the private sector to deliver an incredibly diverse range of projects.
We are proud of being a local delivery organisation. Our local programmes and services are tailored to the needs of partners and communities. When all that local activity is added together, it becomes a major regional force for change.
For further information, images and interviews please contact:
James Hunter, River Tees Rediscovered Delivery Officer,
James.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01642 616144
Rebecca Lamb, HLF press office, 020 7591 6027 / email@example.com