Putting History and Nature in the Frame; Journal Links Up with English Heritage for Photographic Exhibition

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Byline: Tony Henderson

PICTURES are in demand of the legacy left by the North East's past as a photographic competition was unveiled yesterday. The Journal has linked-up with English Heritage to launch the contest.

Jeremy Reed, English Heritage visitor operations director for the North, said: "It is all about marking the start of spring and the chance to get out and about.

"With so many interesting English Heritage properties on our doorstep and many other listed and quirky old buildings around, we are asking readers to take a seasonal spring picture of their favourite." The prize is a family pass for a year to all English Heritage sites and five runners up will re 1 ceive a day pass to a property of their choice, plus a copy of Played in Tyne and Wear, a history of the North East's sporting heritage.

English Heritage sites include Chesters and Housesteads forts on Hadrian's Wall and Corbridge Roman site.

Tucked away just a mile from Corbridge is Aydon Castle, one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th Century English manor house.

Then there is Belsay Hall, castle and gardens, and at the coast the castles at Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and Tynemouth, and Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. …