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Our latest blog is on the Phoenix Lodge of Freemasons, Sunderland, which date back to the 18th century. Did you know they have the oldest purpose-built masonic hall in the world?
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Last year the Archives was delighted to receive on deposit the historical records of the Phoenix Lodge, Sunderland. The origins of this freemasons lodge date back to 1755, when the King George's Lodge was constituted. The Lodge met in public houses until its own premises were completed in Vine Stree...
11:17am 04 Mar 2014
A fascinating illustration of Old Newcastle. Landmarks such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Castle Keep provide a great reference point for how much the city surrounding them has grown and changed over time.
11:13am 01 Mar 2014
Segedunum Roman Fort with Kingston Park Primary School.
A group of pupils from Kingston Park Primary school find out about Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum and some of the artefacts there including Roman toilets! Film from Culture Street
Catherine Cookson's Room at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Hadrian Primary School pupils visit South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and find out about the items relating to author Catherine Cookson which are on display there. Film from Culture Street
04 Mar 2014
Last year the Archives was delighted to receive on deposit the historical records of the Phoenix Lodge, Sunderland. The origins of this freemasons lodge date…
26 Feb 2014
One of the research tasks I have most enjoyed since volunteering at the Laing has been helping to catalogue the correspondence of Newcastle artist Ralph Hedley…
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