TRADITIONS: Too precious to let go

It was with great delight when I read about children at school learning about lace-making and the City and Guilds course for bike maintenance at North Seaton, (News Post Leader, October 26).

Monday, 4th December 2017, 5:31 am

These are basic necessities that are always good to have at our fingertips in the case of creative possibilities, or bike punctures.

Now I wonder how many schools or associations are promoting hand-knitting?

The Newbiggin fishermen were always proud of their patterned ‘gansies’. Each north east fishing village had its own distinctive patterned jumper, which makes us think there should be a revival of model ship-making, and what about the Northumbrian clog dancing?

In fact, all the local traditional fishing/mining culture that was handed down to each generation, we cannot lose; as communities, it’s too precious.

Mrs C Hovsepian

Newbiggin by the Sea