Re-scheduled picnic

ORGANISERS of a popular Morpeth family fun event will make a second attempt to stage it on Sunday.

A downpour on what was one of the few wet days this summer forced the Greater Morpeth Development Trust to postpone the planned Picnic in the Park in July.

The re-scheduled event, which will take place in Carlisle Park between noon and 4pm, will include a range of activities for all ages.

It will have an Emily Inspires! theme to link it to the other events marking the centennial of Emily Wilding Davison’s death.

Morpeth is also staging some special activities from Thursday to Sunday as part of the Heritage Open Days initiative. For more information, visit