Posts by date: October 2011

Lets cross that bridge when we come to it

Our new exhibition opened on Saturday 15 October entitled ‘Crossing the Tyne’. It was all a bit touch-and-go for a while, as at first I thought we didn’t have enough items to exhibit; however, by the end of the week… Read more

Trick or Treat?

With Halloween fast approaching, I got to thinking about what we have in the collections at South Shields Museum to represent this spooky time of year! I’ve recently been scanning a large collection of 35mm slides, taken by Ronald Sanderson… Read more

Recent developments on the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

It’s been an exciting past month on the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project. For one thing I now have a ‘glamorous’ assistant, Colin Boyd, who will be working part-time with me for the next year. Colin has worked in the shipbuilding… Read more

The wagons out in the open for the last time before the Wagon Shed Opens on 22 October….

The fit out company came on site on Monday 17th October to install the displays and interactives. In order to protect the platform edge next to the Goods Brake Van so that people can get right up to it and… Read more

A grim death for a most heinous crime…

The other week I participated in a ghost walk around Newcastle city centre and although I’m not a believer in the supernatural by any means, I was intrigued by this region’s gruesome history and wasn’t disappointed. As Exhibitions Officer at… Read more