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April 2011 NO. 22 01642 759064

A Truly Global Event

The Royal Wedding 29th April.

Saltburn Hosts Unique Exhibition. Open air gallery on pier.

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In This Month’s Issue How Disorder Can Be Funny Page 10 The Origins of Hit Singles Page14 A Taste Of Easter Page 22


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April is normally associated with spring, newborn lambs and golden daffodils, but this year we also have two other major events in the month to look forward to. Easter falls very late this year so we can still enjoy the festival that many recognize as encompassing the true meaning of Christianity. Sadly, though an increasing number of people now appreciate Easter as merely a holiday and totally disregard its real religious connotations. Wedding fever is also about to hit the nation and the forthcoming nuptials between Prince William and the lovely Catherine Elizabeth Middleton will once again propel the Royal family into the newspapers and television screens of the rest of the world. It will also give us the opportunity to show that when it comes to arranging and enjoying major events the British simply have no equal. The pomp and ceremony of a British Royal event has long been the envy of the world and this occasion will be no exception. Street parties are already being arranged and a sense of community will once again emerge across the country similar to the quickly arranged parties that heralded the end of the Second World War. It’s therefore ironic that at a time of such celebration we once again find ourselves in conflict – albeit on a much smaller scale and for once with the entire backing of the European community. It still puts our troops in danger, however, and in a time of such joy we should also remember the exceptional job they are doing away from these shores. So while we wish true happiness to Kate and Will we also pray for a quick solution to the Libyan problem. Happy reading. The Eye is published by Media Eye (NE) Ltd, Unit 205, Innovation Centre, Corfu Way, Kirkleatham Business Park, Redcar, TS10 5SH. Tel: 01642 759064. Whereas all care is taken to ensure that advertisers adhere to advertising codes of practice and are of good standing, the publisher accepts no responsibility for any statement, error or omission in any advisement or editorial matter. Advertisements have been accepted in good faith but this does not imply that the advertisers have The Eye magazine’s endorsement and no guarantee can be given by The Eye. Whilst we make every effort to identify the copyright of photographs, the lapse of time invariably makes it impossible to credit individual pictures. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher © The Eye. The content and opinions expressed in articles published in The Eye magazine are those of the contributor and are not necessarily the view of the publisher.




Super sonic experience for students Young people from across the north east had a super sonic experience when they met the team challenging to break the World Land-Speed Record. Over 200 school and college students took part in the Bloodhound Experience at Redcar & Cleveland College as part of a two day conference focussing on Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. After hearing from members of the project team, the students got to take part in activities including building their own balloon powered version of the Bloodhound car, having a go at driving at 1,000mph in the Bloodhound Driving Experience and taking a look around the car itself. Andrew Lowe, aged 19 is studying for a National Diploma in Engineering at Redcar & Cleveland College and took part in one of the sessions. He said: “It’s been a fantastic experience to hear from the Bloodhound team about how the skills that we learn in the classroom are being used to put together this massive project. “When you’re sat in the classroom it’s not easy to imagine how what you’re learning can all add up to make something like the Bloodhound car, it’s amazing and it really makes you think about how what you learn can lead to a really exciting career” Thanks to Bloodhound sponsor and FE partner, Protocol National, the conference is the first time that the Bloodhound car has visited the north east in its role as a tool to promote the teaching of STEM subjects to young people. As well as taking part in activities on the day, students and teachers are provided with learning materials that they can use before and after the experience to find out more about the role of STEM subjects in the record attempt.

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The Royal Wedding – A truly global event! For those among us who still believe the Royal Family are a real British treasure, this month’s Royal Wedding between Prince William and the lovely Kate Middleton (full name Catherine Elizabeth) is something to really look forward to. For those who don’t it still means a day off work because the wedding will be marked by a Royal Bank Holiday in the UK. The extra public holiday, in fact, will fall in the same week as Easter, giving millions of workers a three day week. The highly anticipated event will take place on Friday 29th April at Westminster Abbey, a perfect location because of its Royal history. The Abbey is a gothic monastery church and a traditional place of coronation and burial for English monarchs with the oldest parts of the building dating back to 1050. And just to confirm that the Royal Family is still held in high esteem throughout the world it’s destined to be a global media event. The Royal Couple became ’secretly engaged’ whilst on holiday in Kenya in October 2010 when Prince William gave Kate the engagement ring that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. And despite her youthful looks, when Kate walks down the aisle she will be the oldest Royal bride to be married in recent history. Prince William, meanwhile, would have required the consent of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II had he chosen to marry before his 25th birthday. Some 1,900 guests will be at the wedding including UK and foreign dignitaries, senior politicians, charity workers and individuals who have come into contact with Prince William including people who have been homeless and soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. There will also be a smattering of celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham. Will and Becks built a PAGE 6

good friendship while working together on England’s unsuccessful World Cup bid. The service will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, but the Archbishop of Canterbury will be the person who actually marries the prince and his bride. Seated in the front pews will be the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and best man, Prince Harry. Alongside them will be Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, Kate's sister and maid of honour Pippa, and her brother James. About 600 relatives, friends and dignitaries are invited to the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to toast the couple, and just 300 will stay on at the palace for a more intimate evening dinner, which will be followed by dancing. It promises to be a really wonderful occasion that will demonstrate to the rest of the world that the British are still way out in front when it comes to organization on such a grand scale. May we therefore take this opportunity to wish the couple every success and continued happiness despite having to spend the rest of their life together in the Royal goldfish bowl. Let’s hope they are strong enough to handle it.


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Don’t you just love a happy ending. He had just three days left before his wife and her new boyfriend moved into his home following a bitter court case in which her lawyer had proved much better than his own. He spent the first day packing his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things. On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candle-light, put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water. When he had finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar into the hollow of the curtain rails. He then cleaned up the kitchen and left... When the wife returned with her new boyfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing the place out. Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!!! People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit. Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move. A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinking house. Word got out and eventually even the local estate agents refused to return their calls. Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place. It was at this point that the ex-husband called and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for getting his house back. Knowing her ex-husband had no idea how bad the smell was, she agreed on a price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if he were to sign the papers that very day. He agreed and within the hour her lawyers delivered the paperwork. A week later she and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home..... and just to spite the ex-husband, they even took the curtain rails! I love a happy ending, don't you? PAGE 8


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How disorder in the American courts can be genuinely funny! As a young reporter I used to have to sit in a variety of magistrate’s courts for days on end waiting for something interesting to appear. That it rarely did probably accounted for my total disillusionment with the profession but having discovered the following word for word accounts of things that have genuinely taken place in American Court Rooms I think my time would have been much better spent in the States. These are from a book called ‘Disorder in the American Courts,’ and are statements people actually made in court, word for word. How the American court reporters remained calm while these exchanges were taking place is beyond me. I hope you appreciate them as much as I did! ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’ ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! ____________________________________

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The Origins of the Great Hit Singles.

‘Move it’ – Cliff Richard - the original British Rock ‘n’ Roll hit single. One of the most surprising – yet unsurprising – things about Cliff Richard is the fact that he recently became a spritely seventy year old. Surprising because he doesn’t look a day over fifty, yet unsurprising because it would appear he’s been around forever! It’s an amazing 52 years since his first single – ‘Move it’ – rocketed this unknown 18 year old with the brylcreemed quiff to number 2 in the charts, yet he is still performing to packed houses and recently released his umpteenth album. In all that time his only acknowledgement of a growing seniority is the fact that his latest album ‘Bold as Brass’ is a collection of standards. Appropriate really, because Cliff is himself a true a standard of all that is right about the music industry. It was Cliff, after all, who brought Rock ‘n Roll – until his arrival an exclusively American phenomenon - to the British record buying public. A former member of the Dick Teague Skiffle Group, Cliff had switched to Rock ‘n’ Roll after hearing Elvis Presley and by the middle of 1958 he and his group ‘The Drifters’ (later to be re-named the Shadows) were playing regularly at London’s hip ‘21s’ coffee bar. They were snapped up by EMI Records as part of the company’s policy of recruiting home-grown British talent, and their first single was a track called ‘Schoolboy Crush.’ The problem at the time was that they had no ‘B’ side, but that was solved when Cliff’s guitarist Ian Samwell, annoyed at a feature in ‘Melody Maker’ announcing the imminent demise of Rock ‘n’ Roll, poured out his anger by writing ‘Move it.’ He made it as American sounding as possible, introducing expressions like ‘Baby’ and ‘a move it and a groove it’ to the British music fan. Despite its obvious potential it was still only released as the B side of ‘Schoolboy Crush,’ but when Cliff appeared on the popular TV programme ‘Oh Boy,’ producer Jack Good insisted he could only perform if he used ‘Move it.’ The record buying public obviously agreed because the song immediately shot to number two in the charts. It was the start of something big and by the early nineteen sixties British Rock ‘n’ Roll ruled the world’s record charts. Fifty odd years later Cliff is still as popular as ever and has enjoyed number ones in no fewer than five consecutive decades, a record even his long time idol Elvis was unable to match! Long may he continue.

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SALTBURN Pier, the North East’s solesurviving pleasure pier, is being turned into an open-air art gallery for a unique photographic exhibition this summer. Photographic artist Lawrence George Giles is exhibiting 54 large-scale photographic panoramas depicting all of the country’s remaining seaside pleasure piers along the railings of Saltburn pier for a period of six weeks.

sense of naturalism to filter through. As individual photographs they are akin to the snapshot, as a collective and combined panoramic whole they become a series of publicly share private moments, more akin with a family album”. Time & Tide explores the place seaside pleasure piers hold in childhood and in collective memories. As a comprehensive study, Time & Tide highlights the cultural importance of these sites, but as individual artworks, the photographs defy time – on occasions figures re-appear in a different part of the image, and the changing of the light, building of sandcastles, a stroll along the beach or a football game are part of the recorded experience.

Redcar and Cleveland Council, working in partnership with the Friends of Saltburn Pier, has commissioned the exhibition by the Liverpool-born photographer to coincide with the launch of National Piers Week, a national celebration of Britain’s piers and their heritage, and the biggest nationwide event on Britain’s piers since the Year of the Pier in 1996. At the turn of the last century, almost a hundred piers existed; now, only half Try and ignore the statistics, even though remain and several face an uncertain future. they're staggering: tens of thousands of Although the architectural significance of photographs, and thousands of hours these sites is well documented through the of editing and stitching, to make 54 photographic medium, little available visual panoramas, one based around each of the work has focused upon their importance as remaining seaside piers in Britain; quite sites of popular culture, leisure and social possibly the world's longest photography interaction. Indeed the significance of these exhibition. sites lies not merely in their structural or historic importance but also in their ability These seemingly disparate photographic to function as a catalyst for the creation moments of time are then finally knitted and sharing of early and formative memory. together by hand to produce the series Giles intends that his panoramas will help to of beautiful and seamless large-scale draw out these memories. photographic time-scapes that make up the final exhibition. This series of 54 large-scale photographic panoramas will be displayed as public As Giles states: “The work not only captures artworks along on Saltburn Pleasure Pier the entire environment, they extend this. for a period of 6 weeks Friday 11th March – They also extend time and allow a greater Tuesday 25th April 2011. PAGE 18




Local chippy frying high with success A Redcar fish and chip shop has joined the fish frying elite from across the UK, by scooping the prestigious Fish and Chip Quality Award. The Small Fry fish and chip shop on Westmorland Road is the First shop in Cleveland to receive this award, and one of only a handful in the UK! Owners Alan and Rita Jackson also run the multi award winning Hutton Lane Fish Shop in Guisborough, and have honed their skills and knowledge over many years. Their belief is that lots of small differences make for a big difference overall. Product quality and attention to detail in preparation is everything. Alan said ‘You are only as good as what you fry in, so we have a very limited menu and only open the shop about 20 hours per week. This keeps the frying medium in its peak condition, which in turn enhances the finished product. We use traditional beef dripping to fry in from the very finest Holstein cattle fed on meadow grass. After each use we filter the dripping before the next frying session which takes out carbon particles. Our filter machine can remove particles smaller than the size of dust. We only fry one type of fish, which is cod. It is guaranteed from a sustainable source, and in preparation I pull the bones out instead of cutting them out. This is very labour intensive but gives a superior fillet shape.’ The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, runs the award as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade and enhancing the profile of the industry. PAGE 20

Alan Jackson, Ian Swales MP & Rita Jackson The award is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence. To qualify, each shop has to go through a vigorous inspection by an NFFF Approved Assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product. Bill Crook, the National President of the NFFF explains, “This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry. It will signal to the consumer that they can buy with confidence where the award is displayed, and it will encourage more outlets to raise their standards”. Each Fish and Chip Quality Award is valid for two years and retention is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors. For more information contact Small Fry, Lakes Social Club (grounds of ) Westmorland Road, Redcar, TS10 4BB Tel: 01642 288028


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A taste of Easter – the Simnel Cake The end of Lent traditionally culminates in a feast of seasonal and symbolic foods and the ‘Simnel Cake’ is an integral part of those celebrations. It is created from a recipe that is rich with the fruits, spices and marzipan that were originally forbidden during the period of Lent. So to enjoy a truly traditional Easter feast why not try it yourself with this easy recipe? Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 4 hours Ingredients: 1 ¼ lbs/ 560g ready-made marzipan : 1 lb/ 450g dried mixed fruits (currants, raisins, sultanas, glace cherries) : 3 oz/80g candied chopped peel : 8 oz/ 225g plain flour : Pinch salt : 1 tsp ground cinnamon : 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg : 6 oz/ 175g butter : 6 oz /175g fine/caster sugar : 3 large eggs, beaten : Milk to mix : 2 tbsp apricot jam Preparation: 1. Heat the oven to 325°F/170°C/Gas 3 2. Line a 7 inch cake tin with greaseproof paper. 3. Divide the almond paste into 3 and take one portion and roll it to a round the size of the cake tin. 4. In a large roomy baking bowl mix the dried fruits & peel with the flour, salt and spices. 5. In another large bowl cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy, add the beaten egg a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition - do not try to rush this process as the mixture could curdle. If it does simply add a tbsp of the flour and mix again, this should bring the mixture back together. 6. Carefully fold in half the flour and half the fruit into the egg and butter mixture and once incorporated repeat with the remaining flour and fruit. 7. Put half of the cake mixture into the tin, smooth and cover with the round of almond paste. Put the remaining cake mixture into the tin and smooth the surface carefully. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour. 8. Lower the heat to 300°F/150°C/Gas 2 and bake for 3 hours until the cake is golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. 9. Roll another third of almond paste, again to the size of the tin. Make the remaining almond paste equally into 11 tiny balls. 10. Once the cake is completely cool, remove from the tin and brush the top of the cake with apricot jam and cover with the disc of almond paste. Place the 11 tiny balls of paste evenly around the edge. Brush the paste all over with a little apricot jam and place under a hot grill until lightly browned. 11. The cake can then be decorated as you wish with tiny Easter eggs or any other Easter theme.

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Alternative approach to health – Health management For optimum health it is vital that the following steps are taken: 1. The need – The rut that we get into in ill health is, in effect, an addictive state whereby the key word is need. To combat this therefore, we must have a corresponding need. Want to. or aught to, are not strong enough drives. 2. Identify your type – What suits one does not suit another, so it is important to establish the type of person we are to find the appropriate tools needed for us to get better. 3. Vision – Any form of management requires a clear vision to make it clear just what it is that we are going to strive for.

6. Determine focus and direction – Clarity is now needed in determining exactly how the vision is to be achieved, helped by working out a detailed plan of action, including a management table. 7. Stimulate self-directed actions – This is where new-found motivation is required for each of the factors involved in getting better.

8. Action – As with any journey, it starts with the first step. Get the new mind-set. 4. Taking ownership – This is simply acknowledging that the problem we have is Get into gear, and enjoy the new journey. our responsibility, otherwise we just sit and 9. Duck and dive – One of the guarantees expect others to make us better. of life is change, so different obstacles will present themselves. Enjoy working out how 5. Remove obstacles – As humans we are we can deal with each one by changing very good at finding all the reasons under the way that we see them. Bad days are the sun for not making any of the changes allowed if circumstantial. They are not a that are needed to put us into healing failure! We just have to get back on target. mode.

Test your TV knowledge

By Prof. Steve Russell for The Restoratory

1. Which televised sport is introduced to the tune of ‘Soul Limbo’ by Booker T & the MGs? 2. Which 1960s TV series featured Ricky, his alsation dog and his horse? 3. Who played the part of Neville in Auf Wiedersehen Pet?’ 4. For which programme are John Torrode and Greg Wallace famous 5. What was the name of the holiday camp in Hi De Hi? 6. Who was the actor famous for portraying Jack Duckworth? 7. What was the name of the spin-off series from ‘Porridge?’ 8. Name one of the two Johnny Logan songs that won Eurovision for Ireland. 9. Who was the ventriloquist whose famous puppet was Lenny the Lion? 10. Who introduced the sports quiz ‘They think it’s all over?’ PAGE 24


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Huntcliff School makes the headlines with towards strict deadlines; I have been really help from the BBC impressed with the work that they have done so far”. Twenty four students from Saltburn’s Huntcliff School were recently joined by 800 other schools across the UK making the news.

“I’m looking forward to scouring through newspapers and looking for the best breaking new stories” said Charlotte Hall, a Year 9 student who also took part last year. The students took part in BBC News School She says, “I have also enjoyed working on Report, a BBC project to engage 11-14-year- the IT side of things in preparation for the olds in the news. Ex-teacher and BBC News day.” presenter, Huw Edwards, is lending his support to the project. He says: “I'm involved Huntcliff school were joined by the other because I want to give young people the schools in broadcasting their news, covering chance to make the news themselves, the stories of the day as well as their special and I want to share the principles of good report on Saltburn beach and the school’s journalism.” summer term visit to Belgium to see the World War Battlefields. Over the past few months Huntcliff students in Years 8 and 9 have been working hard Huntcliff students were based at the Eston after school, training to be top journalists, City Learning Centre, where they utilise the carrying out interviews and producing state-of-the-art facilities and expertise of reports. Students have already been on the staff. For Huntcliff School, this has been location to Saltburn pier and the cliff lift, the case for the previous two out of the armed with note-pads and cameras in order three years participating in the project, and to establish themselves as serious Reporters. is a great opportunity for students to work in a different learning environment. English Teacher and Project Leader, Ruth Kirby says: “the BBC School News Report You can see Huntcliff’s School News is an ideal opportunity for students to be Report by going onto the school website, introduced to the world of journalism, and clicking on the and chance to practice working effectively appropriate link.

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While March has been similar in many ways to the rest of the season – two wins, two draws and one defeat highlighting the inconsistency of the play – it has at least ensured that there will be no last minute jitters as the season comes to its climax. Regardless of the mathematical possibility of ‘Boro being overtaken by all but two of the teams below them, those six points have made it highly unlikely and I think we can safely accept that relegation is now not going to happen. In my usual search for optimistic aspects of those performances, however, I can honestly say that for the first time for as long as I can remember I can see progress being made. The last three games – good wins against Derby and Watford after going behind and a very creditable draw at Portsmouth – have highlighted how important it is to have an experienced head in goal when the five players in front of him are still very much learning their game. And while this is no criticism of Jason Steele who has performed superbly on occasions, the recruitment of Paul Smith has given the team a bit more solidity. The other major factor is the return of Rhys Williams who has already proved what a tremendous player he is going to be. And with Joe Bennett improving with every game and Tony McMahon becoming a bit of a free kick specialist there is now a suggestion that the current line-up has true potential. The big problem is still up front and it was interesting against Watford to be able to compare the pacey and athletic Danny Graham with the sometimes overweight and ponderous youngster that scored on his Riverside debut but was held back after that by a bad injury. Twenty five goals this season – his last inevitably at the Riverside – have proved him to be a real talent and the way he took his goal against us merely underlined the fact. It’s no good bemoaning the fact that he was let go too early though because every club has a story of such a player slipping through the net and maturing afterwards into a real talent. Let’s be honest, it happened when Tottenham let the somewhat brash and aggressive Graham Souness join ‘Boro for peanuts only to realise afterwards that he was actually a superstar! Finance is going to be the big stumbling block in the close season, of course, and with no parachute payment this year there will obviously be a need to balance the books. It would be great if that could be done through increased gates but it is much more likely that one or two of the Academy’s prolific production line will need to be sold. Let’s hope not and that next year we can once again see a push for the top being created by a bunch of ‘Boro lads who care as much about the club as we do. PAGE 30


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the saxon princess In 2004 a local Archaeologist Steve Sherlock started a dig in a cliff top field near Loftus looking for Iron Age evidence. He found enough material to keep him and his enthusiastic helpers returning for another six years. He has found one of the most important Anglo Saxon sites ever discovered in Britain including a Royal bed burial believed to be from 650 680 ad and accompanied by high status grave goods including jewellery, beads, swords and personal objects. The finds have now been purchased by Kirkleatham museum in Redcar but the acquisition process has not been straight forward, because of the importance of these finds they were reported to the finds liaison scheme, declared treasure by the county coroner and valued by the British Museum. Following a debate in the houses of Parliament the British museum supported the idea that the Treasure should remain in the Redcar and Cleveland area. Kirkleatham Museum was given only 3 Months to make suitable applications for financial assistance and with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund the objects were eventually secured and arrived at Kirkleatham Museum in January 2010. The precious metal jewels in particular have attracted interest and media coverage from all over the world including sky TV coverage in America and Germany and many other radio and television appearances. The finds which are considered unparalleled in the Anglo Saxon World are thought to be some of the most important historic objects in the North East of England only the Vindolanda Tablets and the Saint Cuthbert material being considered more important. The Objects have been subject to many months of laboratory investigation including carbon dating, x ray, conservation and stabilisation, photography and even some isotope testing to identify where in the world some of the organic material may have come from. We know that some of the Gold and Garnets came from France and India or Pakistan but several trading routes and other secrets are still to be uncovered. The Treasure and other finds are to be put on display in a permanent exhibition to be opened at Kirkleatham Museum on Saturday 28th May. Community groups and other organisations wishing to organise a visit and guided tour should contact Kirkleatham museum on 01642 479500. Next month I will let you know about how we are creating the exhibition and a preview of some of the stories of our very own Royal Princess.

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The Eye Magazine April 2011 issue 22

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