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1940s open day raises charity cash

The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.
The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.

The Armstrong’s Farming and Household Museum recently held an open day in its courtyard at North Charlton Farm, by kind permission of Sylvia Armstrong, who decided to raise funds for the Belford-based charity Bell View.

Alongside a raffle, some delicious home baking, refreshments and produce for sale, there were informative demonstrations about how people managed and cooked in the 1940s.

The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.

The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.

In total, £1,100 was raised and sincere thanks go to all helpers, Sylvia Armstrong, her husband, daughters, grandchildren, friends and neighbours. The money raised will go a long way towards providing the vital services that Bell View delivers for older people.

Paul Harrison, from Bell View, said: “We are over the moon as a charity and can’t thank Sylvia enough; we rely heavily on donations and people’s generosity, enabling us to help older people in north Northumberland.”

The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.

The Armstrong Household and Farming Museum's open day.