Delve into the past with history experts at hand

HERITAGE experts from across the county will come together for the fourth Northumberland History Fair this weekend.

The event will take place at Woodhorn Museum, with experts on hand to share their passion on subjects such as family history, war memorials, mining and Northumbrian pipes.

Useful advice will be available from seasoned researchers and staff from Northumberland Archives will offer guidance for budding genealogists.

There will also be books and pamphlets about the region and a number of local organisations will be attending, including various local history societies, Morpeth Antiquarian Society, the Mining Institute, Northumbrian Language Society, Northumbrian Pipers Society and the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society.

Visitors can take in a historic costume talk by Julia Soares McCormick, from Renaissance Costume, who will pass on information about the design and construction of her 16th-century-inspired clothes and display some of her stunning gowns. The talks take place at 11.30am and 2pm, and cost £4, but early booking is advised as last year they were sold out.

Woodhorn Events and Exhibitions Officer, Liz Ritson, said: “Whether someone would just like to chat about a location they knew as a child or ask an in-depth question about an aspect of historical research, there should be someone here to assist.”

The fair will be held on Sunday. For further information, visit or call 01670 624455.