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We're adding some more criminal faces to our Flickr streak. Leonard was arrested in 1904 for 'false pretences'


Leonard Burdon
Name: Leonard Burdon Arrested for: False Pretences Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 1 November 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-59-Leonard Burdon These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court betwee…

11:28am 30 Jan 2015

Were your ancestors apprentices at the Elswick Works? Alan's been researching some of the firm's records


Were your ancestors apprentices at the Elswick Works? | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
I'm pleased to report that work is progressing well on the Workshop of the World' project to catalogue our Vickers Armstrong archives collection. I've recently been working on the firm's administrative records, which include a large quantity of agreements.

10:20am 28 Jan 2015



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.


Lice Hunter

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!

Click hereto play the Lice Hunter game.


RMS Mauretania was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.

Click hereto play the Mauretania game.