Heritage and Lifeboat Centre’s Call for Volunteers

A history team is recruiting new members as it celebrates a bumper year for visitors.

More than 34,000 people have visited East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre in SEAHAM MARINA during the last 12 months, with visitors coming from across the world.

The centre opened in May 2013 and is staffed solely by volunteers who pass on information about the area’s maritime, industrial and social heritage. This includes the George Elmy Lifeboat.

The group is keen to meet members of the public who have an interest in heritage, who like meeting visitors and who can commit to being available for a few hours a month.

Anyone interested in being part of the team can call into the centre during opening hours, 11am till 3pm during winter, Thursday to Sunday, or email: eastdurham1@btconnect.com or by calling 0191 581 8904.