Ivor Crowther added: “From creative inspiration in iconic Souter Lighthouse to a walk in the park with a heritage twist, these events offer a unique opportunity to see how National Lottery players’ money is helping to tell South Tyneside’s stories and a fantastic chance to get involved in those stories.” Begin at St Aloysius Church in Hebburn where you can take a closer look at vital restoration work to the 130-year-old church.Tours take place at 11.30am and 12.30pm with a performance at 12noon by organist Peter Kennedy.From forts to folklore, four projects in South Tyneside are celebrating a £670,000 National Lottery funding boost.St Hilda’s Colliery Headstock, one of the few remaining buildings associated with the mining heritage of South Tyneside, is set to be saved and given a sustainable future, thanks to a £548,200 National Lottery grant for Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust.Its unique behavioural matching system makes it very easy to get to know new people on the site and to hook up.They have one of the largest and most active member databases in the business.On Wednesday 14 June, there will be heritage activities for all and free entry for National Lottery players to some iconic landmarks.All the sites and projects have received funding thanks to National Lottery players.
Get in touch with your own past with a free taster family history workshop (11am-11.30am).
Finally, take your National Lottery ticket along to get free entry to South Tyneside’s iconic landmark, Souter Lighthouse.
Admission is FREE on Wednesday 14 June (11am-5pm), to all National Lottery players and their families – just show a valid ticket for the period between 7 and 21 June upon entry.
Join the Friends of South Marine Park for a mystery heritage trail (10am-12noon).
Space is limited so please book your place by contacting the Friends group.