STOCKTON’S first ever Heritage Fayre was a huge success after an action-packed day on Saturday (22 October).
A number of people interested in Stockton Borough’s heritage or who owned a traditionally constructed building were in attendance.
The fayre was held in and around a marquee on Stockton High Street and featured talks and demonstrations on traditional construction skills and how to maintain historic buildings, with a particular focus on homes built before 1919.
There were also a number of live demonstrations on traditional construction skills.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “Everybody had a great time, it was really good to see so many individuals enjoying all of the wonderful activities on offer.
“People of all ages were able to learn about caring for traditionally constructed homes, see building materials and construction techniques that are good for historic buildings and find more about Stockton’s rich heritage.
“There was so much going on and a highlight was the Victorian Sweet Kitchen giving a live demonstration of sweet making with a recreation of Stockton’s Nebo creams."
The event featured a display of grant funded projects and came as the final months of the Council’s Grants for Heritage Buildings scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Stockton Borough Council, takes place.
For more information, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/grantsforheritagebuildings