Charting community’s history

Unveiling the proggy mat.
Unveiling the proggy mat.

A special proggy mat which honours an Alnwick community has been unveiled.

Textile artist Margaret Kenny worked with a group of residents, as well as Barndale House School and local care homes, to create the work which celebrates the Barresdale area of town.

The mat was made as part of Bailiffgate Museum’s social-history project, Our Streets Our Place.

The Barresdale-themed creation was unveiled recently by members of Alnwick Community Centre’s Impact Youth Group.

As part of the unveiling ceremony, museum volunteers demonstrated life in Victorian times with a series of themed events.

The wall hanging will take centre stage during an upcoming exhibition at the town-based museum.

The Barresdale in Living Memory display will feature photographs and films which highlight the people and events of the area from the 1950s to the present day. It opens on Tuesday, July 7, and will run for more than a month. Visit or call 01665 605847.