Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019 has lots of events and activities - here's what's on plus the dates and schedule.
The Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019 - the first year the event has run - has a two week programme of events.
Organised by Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), the Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019 runs from Friday September 13 to Saturday September 28 and includes Heritage Open Day events taking place in the town.
The opening weekend of the Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival includes a hands-on exhibition of memorabilia relating to Bishop Auckland FC's 1957 Wembley victory over Wycombe Wanderers.
Visitors can make their own rosettes, try out corncrake rattles and enjoy original Pathe film footage of the match.
Bishop Auckland College will celebrate 60 years of learning with a photographic exhibition featuring images of the site, a cine film looking back at the college in the 1960s and interactive cookery, art and beauty demonstrations.
There's also a celluloid journey around the town, courtesy of the North East Film Archive, and a special history programme on local radio station Bishop FM.
Dr Bob McManners, chair of the Bishop Auckland HAZ Advisory Group, said: "Thanks to the talent and commitment of many local people and organisations, we've been able to create a wonderful and varied festival programme.
"There's something for everyone to enjoy, from talks and exhibitions to train rides and guided walks."
Other Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival highlights include the chance to explore Binchester Roman Fort, walk in the footsteps of the Prince Bishops in the deer park at Auckland Castle and find out about the history of the town's main street in the company of architectural investigators from Historic England.
You can find a full programme of Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival events at durham.gov.uk/haz
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