A wheely good time in Norham

The wheelbarrow exhibit at the Masons Arms in Norham

The wheelbarrow exhibit at the Masons Arms in Norham

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Visitors to Norham this weekend may get the impression the villagers are all hard at work in their gardens.

But the abundance of wheelbarrows is actually the result of a plan to attract people to the historic village and boost community funds.

The residents have been invited to park a wheelbarrow outside their home and decorate it, fill it with flowers, use it as a stall or do whatever they think will raise a smile. Meanwhile, visitors are encouraged to spend some time walking around the village seeking out the 30 or so exhibits.

Cream teas and coffee will be available in the village hall on Sunday from around 10.30am where spotters can also pick up a map of the trail. The event is the idea of the garage sale committee.

Committee member Mary-Rose Blythe said: “The idea is to show off the beautiful, historic village of Norham and provide a bit of entertainment which families can enjoy. We have a lot of community events here which are always well supported and we are expecting around 30 wheelbarrows so it should be a lot of fun.”

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