Tag Archives: historic photographs

A Christmas Conflagration

While scouring the archives a few years ago for a suitably seasonal image to use on the office Christmas card, Tyne & Wear Archives staff discovered a short series of 35mm photographic slides in the personal papers of local historian John Rippington… 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

Progress update from the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

I’m delighted to report that work is going very well on the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project. Colin and I have nearly finished cataloguing the very extensive records of Bartram & Sons Ltd and hope to make the completed catalogue available… Read more

Photographic collection gets its own room in the Archive Stores

A recent move of material over to the Northern Region Film & Television Archive at Teesside University www.nrfta.org.uk meant that a small room became vacant in the archive stores at Discovery Museum.  The Archivists and the Conservation Officers agreed that this… Read more

Discovering the history of the Co-op

The Discovery Museum was a very different building one hundred years ago from the one it is today. It was once the headquarters of the North East branch of the Co-operative Wholesale Society.  Founded in 1863 the society grew in… Read more