A TRADITIONAL gipsy caravan is making its second appearance of the summer at Beamish Open Air Museum this month.

The multi-coloured mobile home will be on display in the museum's Colliery Village and its owners, Pete and Joan Smith, from the Wirral, will demonstrate old-fashioned woodworking crafts.

Mr Smith will make wooden tent and clothes pegs, while Mrs Smith makes and sells wooden flowers during their stay from August 11 to 17.

Although not a gipsy himself, Mr Smith says he has Spanish blood and has always been fascinated by the travelling way of life.

The museum will be holding a quilting weekend starting next Saturday