Posts by date: May 2015

First World War wedding fashions

We have in the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums costume collection some beautiful wedding outfits from the First World War era. 1914 – TWCMS : D5868.1-5 & D5871     This wedding dress (above) is currently on display in… Read more

WW1 evening dress

Five WW1 evening outfits. Recently we had some of our beautiful costume collection photographed professionally as part of the ‘Wor Life’ project.  This uncovered some gorgeous evening dress that hasn’t been seen for some time and here I’ll show you five of… Read more

WW1 day dresses

Five WW1 era day dresses We recently had some of our beautiful costume collection photographed professionally as part of the ‘Wor Life’ project.  This uncovered some beautiful day dresses from the First World War era that haven’t been seen in… Read more

Health and safety at work 100 years ago

While I was recently cataloguing the personnel records in the Vickers Armstrong collection I came across a large quantity of accident records. These give a fascinating insight into working conditions at the factories and shipyards operated by the firm in Newcastle… Read more

Frank Graham, North-East fighter in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War

In October 1938, the women of Barcelona presented this banner to the British Battalion of the International Brigades, whose members had fought on behalf of the Spanish Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. It marked the end of the war… Read more