History of the castle

A public lecture on the history of the castle at Barnard Castle in County Durham by Prof David Austin will be hosted by the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland.

A public lecture on the history of the castle at Barnard Castle in County Durham by Prof David Austin will be hosted by the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland.

It will be at 11am on Saturday May 19 in the Main Hall, The Witham, Barnard Castle.

Model project

The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives have commissioned a detailed scale model of Berwick Castle which will form the centrepiece of a new exhibition of artefacts relating to the towns mediaeval past to be staged in a section of the Museum which forms part of the Barracks complex.

Pebbles wins

Young Pebbles Thirwell, 10, is the winner in a competition to name South Tyneside's newest play park.

Pebbles came up with the name Kidz Cove for the play area being created in South Marine Park, South Shields, to win a digital camera and selection of books.

The entries were judged by the Friends of North and South Marine Parks and South Tyneside Council officers.

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