A CENTENARY wall hanging has been unveiled at Charlotte Straker House in Corbridge to celebrate the role the facility has played in providing a 100 years of care to the local community.

The wall hanging was designed and made by members of Corbridge’s group of Crafty Women, and was unveiled by Lady Allendale last Wednesday.

Three panels reflect the historic nature of the village and the importance of community, with the depiction of the river symbolising the flow of care that Charlotte Straker has provided over the years.

Rosie Cunningham from the Crafty Women group, said: “We are all delighted to see the wall hanging displayed in Charlotte Straker House.

“Many hours of hard work, design and crafting went into the piece, and it is a remarkable work of art.”

The techniques used to create the hanging also depict the diversity of skills within the Crafty Women group and include embroidery, crochet, quilting, weaving, knitting and applique.

The mounts and display frame were made by local craftsman John Upton.

Lady Allendale added: “It’s wonderful to think 100 years ago, my husband’s great grandmother Alexandrina Allendale officially opened the Charlotte Straker Cottage Hospital, and I’m very honoured to be asked to unveil the centenary wall hanging.

“The amount of work that has gone into the piece is staggering and it’s wonderful to see it in its rightful place in the dining room of Charlotte Straker House.”