River Tees Rediscovered has teamed up with a host of community groups and partners to bring a fantastic celebration of the River Tees’ industrial heritage to Middlesbrough Council’s Transporter Park, next to the Transporter Bridge. With family crafts, guided walks, refreshments on sale at My Place (11am-2.30pm), Teesside Archives opening their doors, information, bird box building, wildlife activities, information and displays and special musical performances from acclaimed singer Richard Grainger in the Transporter Bridge visitor centre, there’s something for everyone looking to celebrate what makes the Tees such a special place.
Guided walks run 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, calling in at Teesside Archives and My Place.
The event is on Saturday 15th June 11am-4pm.
Chris Corbett, Groundwork Ne & Cumbria Community and Access Officer said,” We’re so grateful to our partners across the board, particularly Middlesbrough Council for such a great venue at Transporter Park, next to the iconic Transporter Bridge and our many delivery partners who are bringing fantastic activities along to the event. It’s a true celebration of partnership working and what River Tees Rediscovered has achieved over the last 5 years and, it’s all free!”
The River Tees Rediscovered Partnership Project, part of Groundwork NE & Cumbria, received confirmation of a grant of £1.89m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in June 2014. Along with partner contributions, a programme of initiatives worth £3.7m has been delivered over the last five years, with a number of complementary projects including access and wildlife improvements (with plenty of volunteering opportunities) focusing on the River Tees corridor from the estuary, upstream to Piercebridge, west of Darlington.
For more information on the project and events, please visit www.riverteesrediscovered.org or call the team on 01642 616144.