A sporting evening

AN Olympic-themed evening will be held during the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering on Sunday, April 15.

Dr Martin Polley of Southampton University, who has written a book about events given the Olympics name over the years which includes a chapter about the Morpeth Olympics, will be delivering a lecture and signing copies of his book.

The evening will also feature archive films of the Morpeth games and other local sporting activities.

Gathering organisers are inviting people who were involved in the event, or whose families were, to get in touch with information about any memorabilia that could be displayed, or their memories of the Morpeth Olympics that could be included in a new song being commissioned from leading songwriter Jez Lowe.

For more information, telephone Chairman Kim Bibby-Wilson on 01670 513308.