Fugar, in Washingwell Woods, Gateshead, had been occupied by a large house from the medieval period up to the early 1950s when it was demolished. The house that was pulled down then was probably not the original medieval manor house. Nevertheless, Sunniside Local History Society, of which I am deputy chairman, carried out a research project on the area and set up an information board in the site to tell people about the history of Fugar. The Mayor of Gateshead did the unveiling. With my historian's hat on, I did the catering - serving up medieval pottage.