Been busy we have!

Our most exciting news is that we have been successful in our application to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and we look forward to the future this holds for us. More on this as we progress…….

More news is our Diamond Jubilee (50th birthday celebrations) coinciding with the Newark Festival this year click here to find out more.

On other matters the Day School Transport and Trade on the Trent 1850-1970 held at the Newark Academy on the 18th May 2013 was a memorable and very worthwhile event – a full report and photo galleries to follow.

ltw1Mannekin of Fulbeck, Lincolnshire have kindly lent The Friends of Newark Heritage Barge two models to display the recently created barge worker clothes by volunteers Dorothy Britten and Margi Catley.  The reproduction clothes have been hand sewn for education workshops for primary school visitors to the barge.  For more information about Mannakin please visit their website or call them on 01400 272219. Look out for our ‘Name the Mannequins competition’ which we’ll be running over the Newark Festival weekend 14th – 16th June.


Open Day 5th May


Matt meets Les

Our Open Day held from 12 noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday 5th May attracted a  number of interesting visitors old and new, all in all a good day’s activities.Our photo shows visitor Matt Richards with project leader Les Reid sharing experiences and reviewing some of our artefacts.

Committee members Margi and Duncan got the new badgemaker working with badges and key rings, and we look forward to our next project, in all probability the Newark Festival in June – we will confirm this with a posting later.

Finally thank you to our visitors – we enjoyed your visit, and hope you did too!

Our next Open Day will be Sunday 7th June 2013 – please come and see us, we’d love to see you.