Morpeth music fans enjoy summer event

Musical event at Old Bakehouse Millennium Green .
Musical event at Old Bakehouse Millennium Green .

THE secret seems to be out about Morpeth’s hidden garden.

The Old Bakehouse Millennium Green behind Newgate Street was crammed with visitors as trustees staged their first concert.

About 120 people packed into the community garden for the free event on Sunday, August 4 as an array of musicians showcased their talents.

Performers included the Sturdy Beggars, Colin Pearson, Kim Bibby-Wilson and her daughter Meg, The Silver Singers and Gordon Laurie and Friends.

Trustee Pat Binks said: “We did arrange a concert last year, but we had to cancel it because it rained, but we managed to do it this year and we had a wonderful day.

“We estimated that 120 people came along, which shows that more people know about the Green now. We were surprised by the numbers, but we had put leaflets around the town. I think given the popularity we will certainly try to do this again.”

The concert came shortly after the trustees learnt the garden had secured a Green Flag Community Award for the 11th year running.

The Green also claimed the title of Best Urban Project in the recent Love Northumberland Awards, and last week played host to judges from Britain In Bloom.