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THIS WEEK’S PIC­TO­RIAL FEA­TURE IS A LOOK BACK AT THE AC­TIV­I­TIES YOUNG­STERS HAD TO GET TO GRIPS WITH

Sunderland Echo - - Nostalgia - By Echo Re­porter [email protected]­me­dia.co.uk Twit­ter: @sun­der­lan­de­cho

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.

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