Headland set for Heritage Festival

Pictures from last year's Headland Heritage Festival.
Pictures from last year's Headland Heritage Festival.
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FAMILIES can celebrate the history of Hartlepool and enjoy a day filled with activities at an annual event.

Hundreds of people are expected at this year’s Headland Heritage Festival which is taking place this weekend.

A host of historic artefacts, memorabilia, medieval stocks and ancestor searches will be on offer for the history enthusiasts.

But the event will also feature a number of quirky games and activities ensuring a fun day out for all the family.

Youngsters can get a close-up view of some wild birds at the falconry, enjoy a Punch and Judy show and also take part in Rock-it laser wars.

Talented Morris dancers will be showing off their skills and town hip-hop stars Ruff Diamond will be making a guest appearance.

The event, which is organised by the Headland Festival Group is now in its sixth year.

David Geen, chairman of the group, said: “The event always tends to be very popular and we are hoping this year will prove to be the same.

“We have tried to mix it up a little bit so it doesn’t become stale.

“Obviously with all of the cost cutting going on at the minute we have had to cut costs ourselves, but that hasn’t distracted us from getting in all of the old favourites.

“Activities are going on all day for all of the family to enjoy.

“It promises to be another great day.”

The event will take place from 10am and 4pm.

Activities will be held in the Borough Hall and in the town square opposite the hall.

The High Street, Croft Gardens and old putting green area will also play host to displays and exhibitions.