Tag Archives: family history

Insults and infighting in Seventeenth Century Newcastle

Last year I wrote a short blog about a new addition to the Tyne & Wear Archives collections – an apprenticeship register of the Incorporated Company of Tailors of Newcastle upon Tyne dating from the Tudor period. The register was… Read more

Tudor apprenticeship register deposited with Tyne & Wear Archives

The vast majority of the documents held by Tyne & Wear Archives date from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. We add to our collections all the time and it’s always fascinating when something unusual turns up. I was therefore delighted… Read more

Interesting personnel records uncovered by the Sunderland Shipbuilding Archives project

During the past month I’ve been cataloguing the administrative records of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd and its two predecessor companies, S.P. Austin & Son Ltd and William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. These include an interesting set of personnel records, which… Read more

Settle Down Cafe hosts Archives Exhibition

We’ve installed one of our exhibitions at The Settle Down Cafe in Newcastle. It’s called, “Out of One Eye: the photography of Jimmy Forsyth” Why not pop along and have a look…? Let me know what you think. Jimmy Forsyth… Read more

Old apprenticeship registers discovered at Discovery Museum

As an archivist it’s always a great feeling when you receive an exciting new donation or you discover a fascinating document in your collections. I experienced that feeling earlier this week as I was working in the Discovery Museum loft… Read more