Posts by date: September 2011

A fascinating set of correspondence is uncovered at Tyne and Wear Archives

One of the reasons I was so excited to work on the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project was the opportunity it gives me to catalogue and make accessible large quantities of unlisted documents that have never been available to… Read more

Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003)

Available to view on BFI Mediatheque. Long before Ricky Gervais brought David Brent to life in ‘The Office’, Steve Coogan had already created a similar toe-curlingly embarrassing character in the one and only Alan Partridge. This ‘mockumentary’ looks back at… Read more

Fairground slides

While watching actor Larry Lamb discover his fascinating fairground roots last night on ‘Who do you think you are?’ I remembered an amazing collection of glass slides that we found in the history store a few years ago at Discovery Museum. In… Read more