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West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/

West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF

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Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 1)

31 Mar 2015

Like many people who grew up on Tyneside, my first memories of the Great North Museum: Hancock (then the Hancock Museum) came as a child.¬† For me, however…