When the Lamps Went out: Life on Tyneside during the First World War

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There's some great images in this new Flickr set 'Wor Faces: Regional Faces of the First World War'.

We want you to get involved and help us tell the stories of each photo.


Wor Faces: Regional Faces of the First World War
All of these photos tell a story. The men, women and children from Tyne and Wear shown in them lived, worked and often fought during the First World War. What is their story? Accompanying each of the photos are the biographical and supporting information that we have about them, but the full story i…

4:30pm 16 Dec 2014


Hidden Newcastle

The day in 1954 when three escaped brown bears caused havoc in Newcastle City centre and the 19th century unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy in the Lit and Phil on Westgate Road are two of the events captured in a new mobile app, all about Newcastle and its forgotten history. The Hidden Newcastle app is produced by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and NE1 Ltd with Newcastle Libraries. www.hiddennewcastle.org

A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.


Turners saved my marriage'

17 Dec 2014

Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a special time of year for many people and it’s also a very busy time for shops. Businesses are going into…