Posts by date: March 2011

Census 2011

Filling in the census yesterday took on new meaning to me because I recently started researching my family history. The censuses from years past have been crucial in helping me to find out where my ancestors lived, what they worked as… Read more

Ahoy There! Part 2

A few days after we moved Noah’s Ark, I helped Ian Whitehead remove a ship model from its wooden and glass case, so it could be photographed for insurance purposes. This was a 58 inch long scale model of the… Read more

Ahoy There! Part 1

Since August Kylea Little, Keeper of History at Discovery, has been showing me how to look after the Social History collection. This job involves lots of record keeping so we can keep track of all our belongings. I’ve also been… Read more

Youngest Criminal

The youngest of the criminals at Newcastle City Gaol between December 1871 – December 1873 was Ellen Woodman. Ellen was only 11 years of age when she was caught stealing iron along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. … Read more

A piece of the ‘Get Carter’ car park

This week I asked Sarah, Keeper of Contemporary Collecting, to tell us about a piece of the Gateshead car park that we recently collected. 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the film ‘Get Carter’. The film starred… Read more