Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are unable to bring you our usual programme of activity for Northumberland Day 2020. However, what we do have are some competitions and a special image for you to share on social media. Head to our 2020 Zone page to find these. You will also find two education packs on our Education page, which you can use with your children whilst home schooling or just wanting to know more about Northumberland.
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Jump Aboard LV50!
30th May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Step back in time by heading to Blyth’s South Harbour, to get on board a vessel with many stories to tell, during an exquisite open day, managed by people passionate about their vessel and her role in modern-day Northumberland – the Friends of LV50.
LV50 is a splendid vessel, built in 1879 and the last all-wooden light vessel constructed for Trinity House, to help keep ships safe in some of the roughest waters around the UK. Going aboard will help you understand the lives of the 7 men who had to live on LV50, in dangerous waters and in cramped conditions. You will come to understand the 73 years of very hard service LV50 endured and appreciate how state-of-the-art some of her features were for her time. Above all, you will leave knowing that living history like this is too precious not to preserve.
LV50 can be visited on the last Thursday of the month during the summer months.