Tardis on tour for heritage project

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A special ‘Tardis’ has been touring Bedlington as part of a heritage project about the town.

The portable trailer has been created by local charity Leading Link and the Bedlingtonshire Development Trust, and it features props, activities and information about the history of the town.

Its outside is adorned with murals which depict Bedlington through the ages, from the early farming days to last year’s Olympic torch relay.

And inside features an interactive map of the conservation area as it stands today.

It is accompanied on its travels by workshops on drama, and games including a human-sized Trivial Pursuit-style board game.

Leading Link’s Jonny Hall said: “The trailer is part of a wider heritage project for the community of Bedlington, which will also see a family fun day at Attlee Park on Saturday, May 25, and a red carpet event at St Benet Biscop High School on Wednesday, July 3.

“We felt the town needed something to celebrate its fantastic heritage.”

“The history of Bedlington is extremely important to the people that live here – and we felt that it was essential that this project was easily accessible to all of the local schools.

“With the programme that accompanies our trailer and the celebration events we have planned, this project promises to be fun, interactive and informative for everyone.”

The project has been made possible thanks to grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Arch Northumberland.