North Tyneside archaeological dig reveals hospital remains

Secrets uncovered during an archaeological dig are to be revealed.

A community archaeology project in North Tyneside was set up within Northumberland Park to investigate the remains of the medieval St Leonard's Hospital. Another dig in the area is due to take place this summer.

The Friends Of Northumberland Park will host a talk on the park's history at 7pm on February 4, in the Dolphin Pub on King Edward Road, Tynemouth.

Archaeologist Richard Carlton, who ran the archaeological project last year, will give an informal presentation about the dig and what was found, this year's dig and how volunteers can get involved.

Northumberland Park is currently being renovated as part of a project by North Tyneside Council to reinstate lost features and improve the park as a visitor destination.

The renovation is scheduled to be completed in autumn and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.