Heritage Workshop helps families discover past times of old

Children took a step back in time during a special workshop in the Vancouver Quarter on Sunday 10 September.

They were able to recreate two popular children’s past times of the last 100 years by making thread spinners and peg dolls.

The workshop ran from 10am to 3pm in the vacant unit opposite Wilko, next to Costa Coffee and took place in support of Heritage Open Day around Lynn.

“This free drop-in session was perfect for children to create toys their grandparents would have played with, and hopefully brought to life how different life would have been in the early 20th century compared to today,” said Vancouver Quarter’s marketing and events assistant David Blackmore.

“There are still plenty of free, family-friendly events happening in the Vancouver Quarter over the next few months so I would encourage people to follow us on social media and keep an eye on our website for details of events when they are confirmed.”

Coming up next in the Vancouver Quarter is the return of its popular Saturday Club on October 7 with an Autumn-themed workshop. This will be followed by Natural History and Mask-making workshops during the October half term.

The popular town-wide Halloween spooktacular and trail, organised by the Vancouver Quarter and supported by the borough council , will take place on October 31 with bookings for their popular Christmas Grotto going live on November 1.