Eight young people from Halton Borough Council Youth Provision have helped renovate a 200-year-old cottage, on the Isle of Man as part of their Gold Duke Of Edinburgh Award.

They have been involved in the Manx Heritage project at Creg Neash Farm for the second year running.

Creg Neash is a working farm that gives visitors a real insight into the lives of crafts people and village dwellers over two hundred years ago.

Voluntary work this time around involved helping to renovate and clear a two hundred year old cottage and vegetable garden on the site and rubbing down and refurbishing antique furniture for the visitor centre.

Helen Ashcroft, manager of the Creg Neash site, said: “We were delighted to welcome Halton’s team back to Creg Neash and we are really grateful for the work they completed this week.

“They all worked really hard and I hope will take away some fond memories of their time here.”

The project is organised by Catch-22 on behalf of Halton’s Children’s Trust and Halton Borough Council as part of an on-going commitment to improve opportunities for all children and young people living in the borough.