A VICTORIAN Summer Jamboree which celebrates Teesside’s mark on Britain will be held at Preston Park Museum.

Visitors will learn all about the impact local figures such as Robert Ropner and Colonel Spence had on the wider community.

Stockton Council is working with six other Tees Valley museums and the National Portrait Gallery to deliver the Making a Mark activity day on Monday, July 28, from 10am to 3.30pm.

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The day is part of a wider programme of events which explore how the Tees Valley made its mark on Britain through the lives and work of local people.

Representatives from the Museum of Hartlepool, Kirkleatham Museum, Head of Steam Museum, Middlesbrough Museums and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum will all gather on the Victorian Street at Preston Park Museum for a fun-packed day of activities for children and their families.

The theme of the day, ‘Portraiture,’ takes inspiration from the Victoria era. Families will be invited to explore the famous names of Stockton and the wider Tees Valley and make silhouettes of their own relatives to take away and display at home.

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “Our region is steeped in a rich and long history which we are very proud of.

“The Summer Jamboree is a fantastic way to celebrate our local heritage and learn all about the local people from our Borough and beyond. There will be plenty of activities on offer for all ages so come along and celebrate with us.”