Posts by date: April 2013

Behind the Scenes in the Science and Industry Stores

Last week I cleaned a German World War One Torpedo, found out what’s stored inside the drawer of an Electro Shock Therapy table, took photographs of an airplane engine and opened a wooden crate that had been sealed for over… Read more

Ralph Hedley at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

The exhibition of paintings and sketchbooks by Ralph Hedley is on at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, but there’s still more Hedley paintings on show elsewhere in the local area. I took a Metro to South Shields to see the… Read more


There’s a special exhibition of Ralph Hedley’s paintings at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, until 2 November 2013, but here’s some stuff about the famous Tyneside artist you won’t find in the exhibition. First of all Ralph Hedley’s not from… Read more

Do we have historic aerial photographs of your neighbourhood?

Tyne & Wear Archives holds thousands of fascinating collections covering an amazing variety of subjects. There are so many interesting collections that it would be very difficult to pick a favourite. Two kinds of documents do have a special place… Read more