RETRO fashions with a difference were modelled by youngsters on a catwalk at a fashion show inspired by a 7th Century Anglo- Saxon princess.

Children from Teesville and Ings Farm primary schools, apprentices and the St Cuthbert’s Land reenactment group created eco-chic accessories, casual wear and jewellery for Catwalk 600AD.

The fashion show, opened by Councillor Olwyn Peters, Mayor of Redcar and East Cleveland, was held at the Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, and was based on its popular Anglo- Saxon princess exhibition.

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The collection of artefacts, including rare pieces of jewellery from the final resting place of a Saxon princess, in Loftus, which went on display last year has attracted visitors from around the world.

The discoveries were made by archaeologist Dr Steve Sherlock between 2005 and 2007 at the only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in the North- East.

Throughout Saturday talks were also held by Dr Sherlock about his groundbreaking discoveries as well as story-telling, jewellery-making and mini archaeological digs.

Admission to Pastimes of the Anglo-Saxon Age is free at the museum, in Kirkleatham Village, near Redcar.

For more information, contact the museum on 01642-479500, or log on to visitredcarandcleveland.

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