Posts by date: November 2013

The icebreaker Ermack, a great Tyne-built ship

The icebreaker Ermack was the strongest ship in the world in its day. It was built in 1898 at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth & Co. at Low Walker on the Tyne for the Russian government. The Ermack (also known… Read more

A celebration of royal visits to Tyne and Wear

On 22 November Prince William will be visiting Sunderland and South Tyneside to take part in a number of youth development events.  During the visit he will also officially open Haven Point, the new leisure centre in South Shields. To… Read more

Launching the careers of two ‘Northern Stars’

  The North East has produced many fine musicians. One of its most celebrated, Sting, has written his first musical The Last Ship, which is due to open on Broadway next year. Songs from the show were recently released in… Read more

Big altar, baby altar

The best artefact from the excavations at Arbeia this season is a small altar about 25cm tall. This is only the fourth small altar recovered from the site – there are two others without inscriptions, and one dedicated to Vitiris –… Read more