Posts by date: August 2013

HMS Kelly: Commemorating the men who built her and served on her

My last two blogs looked at the First World War experiences of George Cuthbertson, a marine engineer from South Shields and Annie Hamilton, a nurse. This blog looks at the Second World War and in particular the story of a… Read more

Cultural History of Technology

Hey everyone!  I’m posting this on behalf of Sarah Cotton, our Keeper of Contemporary Collecting:- Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such… Read more

First World War stories: The Nurse’s Tale

My last blog looked at the exploits of George Cuthbertson, a marine engineer from South Shields. He and his fellow crew members on board the oil tanker ‘Sunik’ saved the vessel after she was torpedoed by a u-boat near Messina… Read more

Potshare Bowling – An almost forgotten sport of North East England

We are just coming to the end of ‘Home and Away’, a Heritage Lottery funded exhibition and project looking at the history of North East Sport and the modern Olympics. One of the aims of Home and Away was to… Read more

Behind the Scenes at the Regional Museums Store

My mother recently acquired a full-size potter’s wheel. Making a mockery of the laws of physics she managed to get it into the back of her car and drive it home. The unstoppable mantra of the shopaholics ‘I love it.… Read more