How You Can Help
The Heritage Centre would like to set up a new exhibition and research project about the local agricultural shows in the North Tyne and Redesdale area (Bellingham, Elsdon, Falstone and Upper Redesdale).
We already have a small collection of Bellingham Show posters but we would like to ask for your help in finding additional material that could be part of this project.
We have also spoken to 'the people who can' at Woodhorn - who are really keen to help digitise and catalogue any posters and paper-based information people are willing to provide.
We are looking for posters, programmes, photographs and other memorabilia - as well as objects, trophies, rosettes, certificates and any other mementoes and/or stories.
If you can help in any way, please do contact us - we are a very friendly bunch (!) who would love to hear from you...
Donate Your Time
The Heritage Centre relies on volunteers to do all the work - although we are about to appoint a part-time Curator . Some people help out at the Heritage Centre and some work mainly from their own homes which are often miles from Bellingham - these are the people who handle grant applications, the accounts, publicity, our new newsletter editor and the volunteer who keeps the press-cuttings files. Some of the tasks we need help with are:
- Meeting and greeting visitors/showing people around the museum;
- Helping with special events;
- Helping with school visits;
- Publicity/press work
- Writing for/illustrating the Newsletter;
- Working with museum objects;
- Cataloguing - manual and computerised;
- Admin - updating files, photocopying etc;
- Last but equally important: cleaning and dusting.
If you would like to help with any of the above, we would love to hear from you! Email: Contact Us Tel: 01434 220050
Donate Your Money
We always need money - for new/better displays, for conservation, for computers, repairs and maintenance and general expenses. Help! Email: Contact Us Tel: 01434 220050
Become A Friend
Friends are people who like what we do and support us. The current subscription (March 2011) is £10 for an individual or £20 for a family. For this, you get free admission to the heritage centre, our grateful thanks and copies of our Newsletter (published each June and December). Email: Contact Us Tel: 01434 220050
Tell people about us!
If you enjoyed your visit to the Heritage Centre, Bellingham, Northumberland do please tell people about us. We rely a lot on word-of-mouth recommendations. If for any reason you did not enjoy your visit please tell us direct. Email: Contact Us Tel: 01434 220050