Following her fascinating talk last week at The Bowes Museum, local author Rebecca Jenkins explains how, without the first Olympic Games, we would not be witnessing the 2012 Olympic spectacle of today.
As we make final preparations for major building work to begin on The Witham, we have glimpsed a little of the fascinating history of this 166-year building with the discovery of an envelope hidden behind a blocked up fireplace.
With less than 50 days until the opening ceremony of London 2012, yesterday we celebrated the launch of ‘Our Sporting Life’ at The Bowes Museum. There was a fantastic turnout despite it being a particularly soggy Sunday morning here in Barnard Castle.
My name is Laura and I’m the new Heritage Programme Co-ordinator for The Witham. I've been in post for nearly two months so thought it was a good time to reflect on what I've been doing and my plans for the future.
During the building and restoration work which has been taking place on The Witham, we have discovered lots of objects which tell us about the history of the building including an 1860s penny, soft drinks bottles and woodbine cigarette packets.