Posts by venue: World War 1

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

‘Saved by a Cat’ – a feel good story for Christmas

A few months ago I spent a morning at North Tyneside Local Studies Library, with my colleague Sarah Younas, looking through old editions of the Shields Daily News. We were searching for the stories behind some of the First World War… Read more

Guest post – Tim Shaw

Transmit / Receive The First World War accelerated technological innovation. Many of the devices developed were used to generate or listen to sound for communication purposes. From radio broadcasts to early underwater microphones, listening was a key strategy in the… Read more

Dazzle Painting of ships in the First World War and the model of ss Hindustan

Although we have hundreds of ship models in our collections, only one of them is dazzle painted.  The tramp steamer ss Hindustan was launched in July 1917 by Bartram and Sons Ltd., Sunderland and completed for the Hindustan Steam Shipping… Read more