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One of our curators has been looking at street parties in Newcastle & Tyneside during #WW1.

This is a really interesting blog & we have lots of images from many tea parties - some are included in the exhibition currently on show.

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Highs and Lows of First World War Street Parties in Newcastle and Tyneside | Tyne & Wear...
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This sunny scene in Byker shows one of hundreds of back-lane tea parties that took place in Newcastle in the lovely hot summer of 1919. The parties celebrated the Peace Treaty of June 28th, which finally ended the First World War. Women were generally in charge of the parties. Often, everyone joined…

12:00pm 27 Nov 2014

A little elf tells me our Christmas tree will be going up soon ...

2:13pm 26 Nov 2014

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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.

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A trip into the past in Jesmond Vale

21 Nov 2014

At the time of the First World War, there was a thriving community along the edge of the Ouseburn in Jesmond Vale. The street pictured is probably Woodbine…