Historic heritage sites host day of Tudor fun

Friends Georgia Coulson, aged six, and Ruth Baker, seven, dress up as princesses at the Tudor themed event to mark the 25th anniversary of Durham Cathedral and Castle becoming World Heritage sites.
Friends Georgia Coulson, aged six, and Ruth Baker, seven, dress up as princesses at the Tudor themed event to mark the 25th anniversary of Durham Cathedral and Castle becoming World Heritage sites.
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FAMILIES took a step back in time to enjoy some Tudor entertainment to mark the 25th anniversary of the Durham World Heritage Site.

 Activities, including storytelling, arts and crafts and tours of Durham Castle and Cathedral, were held to celebrate International World Heritage Day.

Nine year old Samuel Parish and Seven year old Harvey Edmundson playfighting under the watchful eye of Stingwray at the Tudor themed event to mark the 25th anniversary of Durham Cathedral and Castle becoming  World Heritage sites.

Nine year old Samuel Parish and Seven year old Harvey Edmundson playfighting under the watchful eye of Stingwray at the Tudor themed event to mark the 25th anniversary of Durham Cathedral and Castle becoming World Heritage sites.

 This year is the 25th anniversary of the inclusion of the Durham World Heritage Site, both the castle and the cathedral, on Unesco’s World Heritage List.

 Activities are taking place throughout 2011 and the Tudor theme continues this weekend. There are two free music recitals at the 16th-century Tunstall Chapel in Durham Castle on Saturday and Sunday at 7.30pm, by lutenist Robin Thodey and vocalist Felicity Rogers, a Durham University music student.

 Canon Rosalind Brown, chairwoman of the World Heritage Site co-ordinating committee, said: “We are keen to inform people about the World Heritage Site and its significance and World Heritage Day remind us of Durham’s international importance.”

 For more information, go to www.durhamwhs.com.