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Newcastle fete marks Diana anniversary


Sep 20, 2016

A LEADING Tyneside pub is hosting a special event this weekend (Sept 10) to mark 25 years since Princess Diana visited St Peter’s Basin.

In 1991 the Princess officially opened the marina during a trip to Newcastle and now local residents and businesses are marking the occasion with a day – and evening – of activities.

The Merchants Tavern pub is hosting a party from 7pm, with live music, free food, drinks offers and a raffle following a day of entertainment in and around the marina.

The day time activities, which runs from 2pm until 5pm, includes a number of street food stalls, face painting, arts and crafts and live music.

Owner of The Merchants Tavern, Ursula Stuart, said it was fantastic to see everyone working together to commemorate the royal visit.

“This is a great opportunity not only to remember Princess Diana but to showcase what an amazing place St Peter’s Basin is,” she said.

“We hope that lots of people will come along and join in the event.”

The fete – which has been sponsored by St Peter’s Marina and British Engines – will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor who will unveil the Fish With Two Heads statue.

The Merchants Tavern was taken over by Ursula nine months ago and has enjoyed a major refurbishment and now runs a number of special events including live music sessions.

It also now boasts a restaurant which offers a range of British classics, created with locally sourced, fresh produce.

For further information visit www.merchants-tavern.com

By Emily