Monday, October 03, 2016
Around 3 years ago, I proposed to the Sunniside History Society that a project be set up to explore the history of the Fugar/Washingwell area of Gateshead. The project has been up and running for over a year and we got a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund it. On Saturday, an event was held at Sunniside Social Club to gather people's memories of the Fugar area. I popped in for a few minutes but couldn't stay for the full four hours as I had other duties to carry out.
The next event is on Saturday 15th October when the Mayor will unveil the information board we will be placing on the site of the now demolished Fugar House. I will (subject to some experiments in historical cooking) be providing medieval refreshments on the day, probably pottage, from the back of my medieval land rover!