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.

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

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