Posts by date: December 2013

Shopping Local

Have you done all of your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you waiting until the last minute to shop while Carol singers and brass bands are playing in the street and people are wishing each other a merry Christmas? My… Read more

Bringing hope to Second World War prisoners

Tyne & Wear Archives acquired fourteen new collections last month and one in particular really caught my imagination. It’s a series of 24 letters sent to a young woman, Elsie Stothert, who worked at Shaws Biscuit factory on the Team… Read more

Remembering the shipyard workers

An earlier blog contained several images of the ship ‘Northern Star’ including an unusual one of workers preparing the slipway for the launch.  It reminded me of how rare and precious such images are. The Archives cares for tens of thousands… Read more