ONE of the district's historic buildings became a beacon of light this week in support of NHS and other front line workers. 

For one night only, the artwork depicting the clapping of hands, which became synonymous during the lockdown period, was projected onto the 14th century building, which now hosts a micro brewery. 

It was part of the #iclapfor campaign, which saw other North-East landmarks lit up, including the Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead, and the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, in Newcastle.  

Artwork for the hands was produced by London's Ian Berry, following an idea from his six year-old son, Elliott. 

Also projected onto the Pele at Corbridge was the rainbow and mountain artwork of Hannah Cutler, the 12-year-old daughter of Pele owner, Shaun Cutler. 

Hannah, a pupil at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, was inspired by a projection on the Matterhorn in Switzerland. 

Shaun said: "We were impressed by this campaign and getting involved was a way of using another historic building to show our support for those who have done a remarkable job on the front line, and continue to do so. 

"The hand clapping is no longer a weekly Thursday evening event, but this is a way of continuing to show our appreciation."