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THIS WEEK’S PICTORIAL FEATURE IS A LOOK BACK AT THE ACTIVITIES YOUNGSTERS HAD TO GET TO GRIPS WITH
This weeks Monday nostalgia feature is a return visit to Kingsway Adventure Centre in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Some of our readers may remember it as Middleton Camp.
Middleton Camp finally closed its doors in 1990 but a few years later Adam Hearn and his wife Lin bought and restored the place and eventually renamed it Kingsway Adventure Centre.
It was reported in 1993 when these photographs were taken that “where once the only activity was walking, (Middleton Camp), now there is abseiling, rock climbing, orienteering, caving and potholing, archery and rifle shooting, raft building, canoeing and a chance to play Tarzan or Jane in a rope and balance course in the trees”.
The Sunderland Echo arranged a trip for 12 Hylton Red House pupils to attend the centre for a day to try out the different activities that were on offer.
Take a close look at our photographs from that occasion, do you recognise yourself or a former class mate?
Let us know about your trip to Teesdale. Email chris. cord[email protected]media.co,uk with your memories.
Youngsters and instructor gathered around the archery target. Did anyone manage to get a bullseye?
Instructors, from left, Lin and Adam Hearn, Cliff and Kathy Burrage.
The unchanging exterior of Middleton Camp, renamed Kingsway Adventure Centre.
Eyes fixed on the target ahead.