Posts by date: November 2014

Great North Greats – a guest post by David Wright

Great North Greats is an exhibition exploring the history of individuals that have made the North East what it is today. One of the region’s less well known individuals was Rachel Parsons, as revealed below by David Wright from Tyne… Read more

A trip into the past in Jesmond Vale

At the time of the First World War, there was a thriving community along the edge of the Ouseburn in Jesmond Vale. The street pictured is probably Woodbine Terrace, in the Vale, which has since been demolished. However, we can still see… Read more

FLAG at 50

  As this is our first blog – we thought we’d tell you why we’ve decided to do this and also to tell you a little bit about us. We are Friends of the Laing Art Gallery (FLAG) and next… Read more

Highs and Lows of First World War Street Parties in Newcastle and Tyneside

This sunny scene in Byker shows one of hundreds of back-lane tea parties that took place in Newcastle in the lovely hot summer of 1919. The parties celebrated the Peace Treaty of June 28th, which finally ended the First World War.… Read more

First World War Stories: Bringing the Unknown Warrior home

    The shipyard of R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie at Hebburn built many fine ships, perhaps none as admired as HMS Kelly. However, during the First World War the firm built a torpedo boat destroyer, which also has a… Read more