The Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay is once again offering a ‘warm space’ on Fridays over the winter.
Friday 17 November at 11am – Guided Walk
The first of these will be an hour-long heritage walk, led by retired master mariner and Old Low Light volunteer, Martin Kenny, starting outside the centre on Clifford’s Fort on Friday 17 November at 11am.
Friday, November 24, from 1pm to 2pm – Merchant Navy Memories
Old Low Light friend, Sylvia Lambert, will be in the heritage gallery to talk about her memories of the Royal Merchant Navy School in Berkshire, which for many years provided an education and boarding for children who lost a parent while in Merchant Navy service. Information about the school is included in the centre’s current exhibition ‘Merchant Navy – Tyneside Stories’.
Friday 1 December from 1pm to 2pm – Coffee and Crafts
Old Low Light volunteers, Margaret Sturmey and Sue Myers, will lead a craft session on the top floor in the centre (materials will be provided). This follows on from their successful knitting and crochet sessions over the summer for the ‘sea of poppies’ project, resulting in over 3,000 poppies which were used in a display outside the centre in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday.
Friday 15 December from 1pm to 2pm – Bird Watching with Dan Turner
A free hour-long bird watching walk, led by Old Low Light volunteer, Dan Turner, starting outside the centre on Clifford’s Fort on Friday 15 December at 1pm.