Fun way to learn about local heritage

THE Mossley Mill Community Heritage Project - a series of workshops, talks and family activity days being held at the borough’s civic headquarters on Carnmoney Road North - will continue this weekend.

The events, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, are designed to enable the community to learn more about local heritage - both built and natural.

The next event will take place on Saturday, May 26 (12 noon - 3pm) and will be a Family Fun Day exploring the Mill museum and its adjacent woodland and wetland habitats. There will be a nature trail and treasure hunt, pond dipping and spindle spinning, as well as traditional wood-based and textile crafts such as patchwork and willow weaving. People are also being invited to bring along a picnic to enjoy in the civic square.

Entry is free and everyone is welcome, but young people aged under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, June 13, Museum at The Mill will play host to an Elderflower Champagne Workshop (10am - 1pm), during which participants will learn how to identify elderflowers and make delicious and refreshing drinks.

Admission costs £5 per person and places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Participants must be aged 16 years or over.

For more information log on to www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/museumatthemill or telephone 028 9034 0129.