Posts by venue: Social History

Anne Seymour: Doctor, Missionary, Refugee – by Dominique Bell, Assistant Keeper, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

To mark the one hundred year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women the vote for the first time, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery created a programme of exhibitions about remarkable women connected… Read more

The Development of the Racing Shell: Tyne Innovations Part 2 – by Ian Whitehead

In Part 1 I looked at the origins of boat racing on the River Tyne and went on to explore the Tyne contribution to the invention and refinement of the outrigger, the bringing inboard of the keel, single strake (shell) construction… Read more

Women in pictures – Part IV: The Second World War by Janette Bell

Welcome to the final part of my blog in which I’ve been celebrating North East women by sharing some photos from TWAM’s collection.  To end with, I’ve chosen some images from the Second World War, showing a few of the… Read more

Women in Pictures – Part III: Between the wars by Janette Bell

For some time now I’ve been a volunteer in TWAM’s Documentation Team at Discovery.  I’ve been working with the TWAM online photo collection, and along the way I’ve found some great images of women I wanted to share.  Earlier this… Read more

‘Shields Lass’ to ‘Land Girl’ – guest post by placement student Christina Hamilton

During my time at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery as a history volunteer, I have come across some wonderful items. My favourite item was a Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps badge for a woman named Frances Blackburn (nee… Read more