Summer Fayre sponsored by Port of Tyne heralds the start of summer season

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Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne Chief Operating Officer and Andrew, Groundwork STAN Chief Executive.

Jarrow Hall has announced its Summer Fayre which sees the launch of its first summer season after the invaluable support of its first corporate sponsor Port of Tyne.

The Summer Fayre is due to open at Jarrow Hall on Saturday 8 July and forms part of the partnership with Port of Tyne that allows the visitor attraction to offer day admission to all for just £1.

Visitors can enjoy browsing stalls full of unique creations, ttsone of a kind gifts, artisan foods and locally produced art, enjoy face painting and craft activities plus get a chance to meet Jarrow Hall’s very own mascot, who will be unveiled on the day.

Steven Harrison chief operating officer of Port of Tyne said: “The Port of Tyne is proud to support Jarrow Hall and we hope that visitors to the Summer Fayre enjoy a great experience and take the opportunity to visit the fully renovated site museum and farm.”

Visitors to Jarrow Hall and the Anglo Saxon Farm can take a closer look at the modern day Port of Tyne from a viewing platform at the museum – which provides an impressive vista of the Port’s neighbouring site at Tyne Dock.

Leigh Venus Groundwork STAN culture and heritage manager said: “We are pleased that the Port of Tyne continues to be a strong supporter of our visitor attraction. The history of the River Tyne is an integral part of the story we explore at Jarrow Hall. The Port of Tyne has been incredibly enthusiastic about not only su

pporting us in our first year, but crucially about working with us to help others explore the fascinating history of the Port and its meaning to the local community.”

The Port of Tyne is intrinsically linked to the museum devoted to Anglo Saxon heritage and it was the Romans who first established a port on the river to trade with Northern Europe, Spain and Italy and during this period the River Tyne grew in strategic importance as a supply line to the many forts along Hadrian’s Wall.

As well as supporting the development of the site – including the recent renovation of the stunning Grade-II listed Jarrow Hall – Port of Tyne have begun working with Groundwork STAN’s Education team to conduct research on the potential for an educational package inspired by the history of the Port and its current and future operations. The education team has already welcomed over 1500 schoolchildren and teachers to date since the site re-opened in May and this opportunity will enable them to expand their offer and work with the Port of Tyne to tell their story to a whole new generation.

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