Posts by venue: World War 1

George W. Temperley and the bombardment of Scarborough in 1914 – A Guest Post by Ashleigh Jackson

My name is Ashleigh Jackson. I am a History undergraduate student from Edinburgh and I’m currently on a summer placement with the Natural History Society of Northumbria in their archives at the Great North Museum: Hancock. “This morning Scarborough was touched for… Read more

The impact of the Great War on the Hancock Museum – A Guest Post by Ashleigh Jackson

My name is Ashleigh Jackson. I am a History undergraduate student from Edinburgh and I’m currently on a summer placement with the Natural History Society of Northumbria in their archives at the Great North Museum: Hancock. “The ordinary course of museum work… Read more

The Hancock sisters and the Great War – A Guest Post by Ashleigh Jackson

My name is Ashleigh Jackson. I am a History undergraduate student from Edinburgh and I’m currently on a summer placement with the Natural History Society of Northumbria in their archives at the Great North Museum: Hancock. July 2016 marks the centenary of… Read more

The changing attitude towards German migrants in Britain

A guest post by Lauren Haikney, a History student at Durham University. The advent of the First World War was a defining event in the lives of civilians as well as those in the military.  So-called ‘enemy aliens’, people who… Read more

Transmit/Receive part 2

A guest post by Tim Shaw.  Following on from two sold out workshops at the Discovery Museum the Transmit/Receive team took to World War One relevant sites around Tyneside to experiment with Morse code machines, hydrophones, short-range radio transmitters and… Read more