Heritage Festival - Piercebridge Event
Celebrate the history and heritage of the Tees Valley at our free family day including activities, re-enactments, displays throughout the day, storytelling, heritage crafts, and much more! Explore the living history camp, make some leatherwork or pottery and watch the soldiers in action. A shuttle bus will run between the Head of Steam Museum & Piercebridge. Refreshments will on sale in the church courtesy of the Parish Council, or feel free to bring a picnic. The event is on Saturday 17th August 11am-4pm. James Hunter, Groundwork NE & Cumbria Delivery Officer said, “What a way to celebrate the huge range of heritage we have here in the Tees Valley. We celebrate the Roman heritage that is under our feet in Piercebridge, the Civil War Battles, the vast pottery heritage we have throughout the Tees, and everything in between! Join us for a wonderful, fun-filled day.” The River Tees Rediscovered Partnership Project, part of Groundwork NE & Cumbria, received confirmation of a grant of £1.89m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in June 2014. Along with partner contributions, a programme of initiatives worth £3.7m has been delivered over the last five years, with a number of complementary projects including access and wildlife improvements (with plenty of volunteering opportunities) focusing on the River Tees corridor from the estuary, upstream to Piercebridge, west of Darlington.
This event is not run by Darlington Borough Council.