19 July 2013

The Sill team enjoys a day of hands-on heritage at Tynemouth Station

The Sill project team paid a visit to Tynemouth Station for its annual Heritage Skills Fair.

During the day, the team had the opportunity to meet expert craftsmen and see first-hand the variety of traditional crafts that are so important in the preservation of heritage today.

The Sill's Learning and Participation Coordinator, Georgia Villalobos, attended on behalf of The Sill project team. She said: "Tynemouth Skills Fair offered a fantastic taste of the traditional skills of the past and it was a great experience all round.

"The Sill project is heavily focused on preserving the many skills and crafts that make up the unique landscape of Northumberland National Park and it is vital that we help to secure the future of our great rural traditions for future generations.

"What the Tynemouth Skills Fair highlighted was an insight into the many fantastic careers opportunities that being trained in heritage crafts and construction techniques actually opens up.

"Helping to facilitate a programme of heritage skills events is something that The Sill project team is especially keen to take forward and it was great to have the opportunity to meet with members of the public and talk to them about the taste days that we have coming up."

The Sill project will be running four special taster workshops between July and September, in partnership with the Heritage Skills Initiative. These will include blacksmithing (20 July).

Anyone who is interested in taking part is advised to visit our events page for more information or call us on 01434 344396.

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