Picnic time at museum

THE Northumberland Miners’ Picnic will return this weekend.

The all-day event will be held at Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives in Ashington on Saturday, featuring music, crafts and fun family activities.

Entertainment will come courtesy of a brass band, morris dancing, folk music and clog dancing, while visitors can enjoy face-painting, balloon modelling, craft demonstrations and workshops, funfair rides and mat making demonstrations.

There will also be an appearance of the recently-restored Jackie Milburn steam locomotive, formerly Ashington No.5, thanks to the Stephenson Railway Museum.