What did the Anglo-Saxons ever do for us? Bede’s World celebrates immigrants of yesteryear

Members of  Bede's World's re-enactment group with some of the farm animals
Members of Bede's World's re-enactment group with some of the farm animals

HALF-term holiday fun is on offer at a South Tyneside tourist attraction.

Bede’s World in Jarrow is hosting a week of activities, starting on Monday, to celebrate the achievements of immigrants of yesteryear who made their home in the borough.

Families can follow an Anglo-Saxon settlers’ trail to find out what life was like for those who moved here in the seventh century from Northern mainland Europe.

Youngsters will also be able to dress up like them and try their hand at some daily chores.

Visitors can make their own mark on the site’s large-scale map of South Tyneside telling the story of their connections with the borough.

People can also meet some representatives of communities living in South Tyneside today as they tell their stories, explaining how and why they put down roots in the borough.

Complicated Simplicity, an exhibition by Robert Andler-Lipski, a Polish-born artist now living in South Tyneside, is also on show at the venue, and visitors can make their own collage inspired by his work.

The artist will be at the Church Bank museum from noon to 2pm on Monday to talk about his work.

For more information about what’s on next week, go to www.bedesworld.co.uk or call 489 2106.

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