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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 4th November 2016.

 

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging those planning to celebrate bonfire night to ‘Be Safe, Not Sorry’.

Every year people are injured and property is damaged due to the misuse of fireworks and unofficial bonfires. 

They stress that the safest way to enjoy bonfire night is by attending an organised display rather than having one at home.

However, if you do decide to buy fireworks, they should be bought from licensed premises and you should always follow the firework code.

The code includes following all rules on firework packaging, supervising children and keeping pets indoors.

Firework events are taking place tonight at Redcar Rugby Club at 6:30 and at Corus Sports and Social Centre at 6pm.

There is also a free fireworks display tomorrow at Skinningrove at 7pm.

 

A new Redcar and Cleveland project has won a Heritage Lottery Fund of almost £70,000.

The project called  “Our Industrial Heartland” is being led by the council’s Environmental Protection Team.

They will team up with local volunteer groups, Forestry Enterprise and the Tees Wildlife Trust.

The grant will help the team discover, catalogue, promote and conserve the industrial heritage between Skelton and Guisborough.

It will also give the opportunity to enhance the natural environment surrounding Guisborough Woods, Waterfall Beck and Skelton.

The funding will help carry out a survey of the condition of mining heritage, with some of the works dating back to the Roman period.

An online blog will be organised to allow people access to information on local heritage and to promote events.

 

Former pupils from a historic Redcar school who died in the First and Second World Wars are going to be honoured with a memorial service that dates back to 1922.

The service, which was was held each year in Sir William Turner’s School, has now become part of the traditions of Redcar & Cleveland College.

350 Old Boys from the school fought in World War One, 48 of whom died on active service.

And during World War Two, 650 Old Boys fought and 55 of them lost their lives.

They are commemorated on two war memorials at the college.

People who wish to attend the service on November 11th are asked to assemble at the college at 1:30.

Current students of the college and former pupils and staff of Sir William Turner’s School will contribute to the ceremony.


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