Posts by date: October 2014

The Mackreths and Thunder Thursday 1837-style

The artist Harriet Mackreth lived with her family at 3 High Swinburne Place in Newcastle, just off Westgate Road. The house held her parents, her two older sisters and her brother, while the 1841 census also mentions two female servants… Read more

First World War Party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle

There was an absolute craze for street parties in Newcastle in August 1919 to celebrate the signing of the Peace Treaty on June 28th – the official end of the First World War. There were a few ‘Peace’ and ‘Victory’… Read more