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WW1 Family history drop-in surgeries
01 Sep 14 - 05 Jan 15
Irish Family History in the North East
17 Sep 14
First World War - Viscount Grey and the Natural History Society of Northumbria | Tyne & Wear...
Elizabeth Garnett - a Volunteer in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library has been investigating the fascinating link between the Natural History Society of Northumbria and a key figure in the First World War, Viscount Grey.
9:21pm 22 Aug 2014
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Sir Tony marks WWI centenary with a series of exclusive family history events.Posted by Brian Gallagher on 7 August 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE We are excited to announce that actor, author, historian and Ancestry.co.uk spokesperson Sir Tony Robinson will be hosting a series of exclusiveâ€¦
12:07pm 14 Aug 2014
The Secret Bunker
Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.
Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect
Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
22 Aug 2014
Elizabeth GarnettÂ – a Volunteer in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library has been investigating the fascinating link between the Natural History…
20 Aug 2014
During my project I re-packed the fans so they could be immediately visible before they are handled. This is so important due to the fragility of some of the…
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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