Classic car show and plant sale outside Fish Quay heritage centre

Classic car enthusiasts, gardeners and people with an interest in local history should pay a visit to North Shields Fish Quay on Sunday 21 May 2023.

Members of the North of England Classic Car and Pre-War Automobiles Motoring Club will be staging a show at Clifford’s Fort, outside the Old Low Light Heritage Centre from 10am to 4pm.

Green fingered volunteers and friends of the heritage centre will have an outside plant sale from 10am until all plants are sold. All profits from the sale will go to the heritage centre.

And because there are two events outside, the heritage centre will be open to the public on a Sunday, so visitors will be able to buy coffee and cake in the café and visit the heritage gallery from 10am to 3pm. They will also be able to find out more about the history of North Shields and the fish quay and to view the current exhibition ‘Folk who Shaped Shields’ which focuses on some of the great people– John Foster Spence, John Dobson, Richard Irvin, Sir James Knott and the Linskill family – whose contributions to the town are still benefiting the local community.

Centre director Guy Moody said: “We are delighted to welcome back our classic car friends and that our green fingered volunteers and friends are taking the opportunity to have their first plant sale of the year.

“Over the past few years, the proceeds from these plant sales have covered the printing costs of display boards for our exhibitions, for which we are very grateful.

“We are also pleased to be in a position to open on a Sunday and look forward to welcoming visitors to the heritage centre while these events are taking place.”

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