All posts by Adam Bell

About Adam Bell

My name is Adam Bell and I am Assistant Keeper of Social History for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM). I work between South Shields Museum & Art Gallery (where I am based) and Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.

My job involves curating and caring for the social history collections of TWAM, including the curation of exhibitions, undertaking research and providing access to the items in store.

I have always loved history and anything to do with the past, so for me, coming into work is a joy!

Originally from Northern Ireland, I have been made to feel very much at home here in the North East of England, and I enjoy continuing to learn about the region's wonderful history and traditions.

Bob Renaut Blog No. 4 – Guest blog by South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Volunteers Jean and Wendy

Hi, Jean and Wendy here again with some more of Bob’s photographs. We hope you’ve enjoyed the ones that have featured so far, and that some of you may have even recognised yourselves. Apart from photos taken in and around… Read more

Bob Renaut Blog No. 3 – Guest blog by South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Volunteers Jean and Wendy

Hello. This is Jean and Wendy with more information about Bob Renaut who lectured in Art, Design and Photography at South Shields Marine and Technical College during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. We would like to show you some photos… Read more

Social History Volunteers at South Shields Museum

1 to 7 June is Volunteers’ Week, an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The Week helps to raise the profile of the countless volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while… Read more

Bob Renaut Blog No. 2 – Guest blog by South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Volunteers Jean and Wendy

Bob was born on 8 April 1944, unfortunately only seven months after his father was killed on active duty as a Pilot Warrant Officer in the RAF. He attended South Shields Boy’s Grammar School, where he received school colours for… Read more

Double Dividends!

I’ve recently been cataloguing a collection of old Green Shield Stamp items, including the booklets used to collect the stamps and a catalogue of gifts redeemable through the scheme. The Green Shield Trading Stamp Company was founded in 1958 by… Read more