Posts by venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum Roman Fort during the First World War

As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project we have been researching all our venues to see what was going on at each of them during the First World War. We’ve found some really interesting stories that we’ll be sharing over… Read more

The Neptune Shell Shop bracelet and the response to the shell crisis of 1915 – Part 2

On December 5th 2014 I posted about a gold bracelet we had recently acquired, and its connection with the manufacture of 6” shells in the Neptune Engine Works of Tyne shipbuilders, Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson. The post was illustrated… Read more

The Neptune Shell Shop bracelet and the response to the shell crisis of 1915 – Part 1

A few weeks back I accepted a donation of a gold bracelet into TWAM’s collection. I am told that as a piece of jewellery it is unremarkable, but I think it is lovely. As TWAM’s maritime historian it is an… Read more

The engraving of John Hodgson

H. F. S. Mackreth produced the miniature of John Hodgson for inclusion in Hodgson’s work ‘The History of Northumberland’. This meant an engraving had to be produced from it so that multiple copies could be made for the books. An… Read more

The Mackreths and Thunder Thursday 1837-style

The artist Harriet Mackreth lived with her family at 3 High Swinburne Place in Newcastle, just off Westgate Road. The house held her parents, her two older sisters and her brother, while the 1841 census also mentions two female servants… Read more