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Last call for Northallerton artefacts

Published on Friday, 26th July 2019

Northallertons hidden heritage - old pub sign

Northallerton residents have only one week to search their lofts, cupboards and garages for items that might be of interest – which they can bring to a special heritage day to be valued and catalogued

Members of the Northallerton and Villages Community Forum (NVCF) are working with Hambleton District Council on the possible creation of a heritage facility for the town.

So far over 30 items have been suggested ranging from a glass butter churn found in Brompton which is over 100 years old to a Northallerton  pub sign (pictured) which had been sitting in a garage for over 20 years before the landlords daughter decided to have it restored and framed.

 “There is a great deal of interest in creating a museum or heritage centre in the town but we need to understand the volume of material available first,” said District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Wilkinson pictured

Anyone with items for cataloguing is asked to complete an ‘expression of interest’ form online at www.hambleton.gov.uk/hiddenheritageform  by 2  August .

Items will then be considered by a panel of experts who will make a decision on whether they are suitable for display and those that get the go ahead will then be part of the heritage day at The Forum in Northallerton on  8 September  – they will be photographed and filmed there.

For more details contact Peter Cole on peter.cole@hambleton.gov.uk or 01609 767223.