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Tyne & Wear Archives is jointly funded by the five metropolitan districts councils in Tyne & Wear. We hold a large quantity of local authority records including Council minute books, school records, public health records and coroners records. One of the most popular kinds of documents we keep are hi...
2:53pm 23 May 2013
We have a fantastic set of photos on Flickr showing Ark Royal's early days on Tyneside
HMS Ark Royal
HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th December 1978, she was launched on 20th June 1981 and completed in 1985. Major deployments incl...
3:43pm 21 May 2013
Message in a bottle
The last message from Robert Mustard who died when the SS Princess of Sunderland sank in 1893. A short film made by Gateshead College with Tyne & Wear Archives.
Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology from the Great North Museum
Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology from the Great North Museum, tells us about his favourite Greek object in the museum's current exhibition.
23 May 2013
Tyne & Wear Archives is jointly funded by the five metropolitan districts councils in Tyne & Wear. We hold a large quantity of local authority records…
21 May 2013
I was in Helmsley recently and missed the chance to visit the site of two unusual paintings by Ralph Hedley. Spout House/the old Sun Inn is on the B1257 as it…
Imagine an enemy attacking everywhere but hard to spot. Imagine an enemy that can't be shot, will not surrender and keeps coming back. Worse still, imagine an enemy that has six legs and lives on human blood...
We are talking lice!
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RMS Mauretania was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.
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