Posts by date: August 2011

Bob Renaut Blog No. 4 – Guest blog by South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Volunteers Jean and Wendy

Hi, Jean and Wendy here again with some more of Bob’s photographs. We hope you’ve enjoyed the ones that have featured so far, and that some of you may have even recognised yourselves. Apart from photos taken in and around… Read more

Creating Real Experiences Accessible to Everyone (CREATE) Volunteering

We celebrated the success of the CREATE (Creating Real Experiences Accessible to Everyone) Volunteering Project with a fantastic event at the Tyneside Cinema. We had popcorn, cheese boards and we even got to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! We were… Read more

Question : How much does it cost to burn a witch? Answer : £15 19s 2d

We know this because in the Archives are stored the Newcastle Chamberlains’ accounts for the years 1508 until 1835.   The entry we looked at read…”bill of charges for the wiches for 2 weekes ending the 23th (sic) of August 1650 and other… Read more

Colin Armstrong – Volunteering at the Discovery Museum

Colin has been volunteering with us at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums for over 2 years now. He first joined volunteering as part of the Culture Track Project and has since progressed into volunteering across the museums, helping with… Read more

Family History in Tyne and Wear

What’s Your Story? Discovering family histories in Tyne and Wear; sharing ordinary peoples’ family histories Watching the new series of the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has taken on added significance in the history team office at Discovery… Read more