All posts by Marleen Vincenten

About Marleen Vincenten

I’m Assistant Keeper at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. I’m currently working on ‘Wor Life 1914-1918’, a partnership project between TWAM and Sunderland Museum to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. My main duties include organising events and exhibitions and working with the collections.

Tyneside Men Saving Life at Sea

First World War heroes didn’t just appear on the battle field. We recently discovered a small object in our collection that tells the fascinating story of some of these home front heroes: a Tynemouth Medal, awarded for bravery in saving… Read more