Two events to celebrate heritage of market town

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POP-up heritage events are being held in Morpeth in the run up to Christmas.

Old adverts, posters and other potted histories provided by the Morpeth Antiquarian Society will be on display from 9am to 4pm on December 12 and 19 in a former estate agents shop at 1-3 Oldgate, near the Clock Tower.

Visitors will have the chance to meet society volunteers, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and discuss ideas for a future heritage resource in the town.

Some of the society’s books and other items will be available alongside a small tombola to help with fundraising for the museum store rental.

Also, in preparation for events to mark the centenary of the First World War, the society would like to know more about the people named on the town’s war memorials but also any family members who returned from the war.

The society are also appealing for anything that helps tell the story of the daily life of women in Morpeth 100 years ago, at the time of suffragette Emily Davison.

Anyone who has any stories they would like to share should e-mail or call (01670) 790084.

Anyone donating items for the tombola should take them to Rickard’s office at 25 Newgate Street, Morpeth.