History coming to life on Hartlepool’s Headland

Dawn of Chivalry members Paul Mc Dermott (right) and Paul Marsey in action during last year's Headland Heritage Festival event.
Dawn of Chivalry members Paul Mc Dermott (right) and Paul Marsey in action during last year's Headland Heritage Festival event.

Hartlepool’s Headland will be alive with heritage activities tomorrow when a popular festival celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Hartlepool Headland local history group is once again putting on Headland Heritage Festival.

Since its inception the festival has grown beyond all recognition

Kevin Kelly, Hartlepool Headland local history group

There will be a packed programme of live music and dance, historical re-enactments, trade and charity stalls and children’s entertainment.

This year, the festival will be opened in the Town Square by special guests the Trimdon Concert Brass Band.

Kevin Kelly, of the local history group, said: “We have never had a brass band before and they have people who follow them all over the area so hopefully brass band aficionados will turn up in droves.

“They are opening the festival at 10.30am and from then on there is live music and dance all day through to 4pm.”

The Borough Hall will once again host stalls and displays manned by numerous organisations with a historical link including Hartlepool Borough Council’s museums and library service, and Beamish Museum.

Durham Records Office is also holding a First World War exhibition.

Two different re-enactment groups will also be in uniform and engaging with visitors, including some as American Confederates and their southern belles.

Other entertainment going on outdoors is set to include a belly dancer, performances by Dance World, The Layton Family and The Fridays Choir.

Kevin added: “Since its inception, the festival has grown beyond all recognition. “

It is on from 10am-4pm.