Posts by venue: Social History

The Forgotten War

To commemorate VJ Day, Conservation Officer Ana Flynn shares the story of her grandpa Harry Gregory and the long, long road home from Burma. For most, the Second World War ended on 8 May 1945 with VE Day. For my… Read more

A Floating Hospital

Assistant Keeper of History Adam Bell at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery shares how a floating hospital stemmed the influx of infectious diseases into South Tyneside in the late 19th century. A late 19th century floating hospital once moored at Jarrow Slake in… Read more

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside The tidal waters of the River Tyne were a swirling grey and the gusting wind stung a chilled greeting as a newly-completed vessel was hastily handed over to the Royal Navy.  The date was 7 April… Read more

The British Music Collection from Heritage Quay at Huddersfield University – by Carmela Barbaro, Placement Student

I am a PhD student at Newcastle University, currently in my third year and I have recently started a placement experience at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) for the Unlocking our Sound Heritage Project. My area of research… Read more

Images of the North – A Guest Post by Leah Newbigging

Hello, my name is Leah Newbigging and I have been undertaking research using the collections in the amazing library of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. This is located in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library which is free to… Read more