Archives Service Awarded Grant by Lord Crewe Charity

Nathaniel Lord Crewe (1633-1721) was Bishop of Durham from 1674 until his death. In 1700 he married Dorothy Forster of Bamburgh and in 1709 purchased Forster family lands in Bamburgh and Blanchland, Northumberland. Under the terms of Lord Crewe’s will his Northumberland and Durham estates were left in trust with the income to be distributed…

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Recent Community Foundation Grants

The Trust received good news recently in the form of two grants from the Community Foundation, which, every year, awards grants to hundreds of small charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by its donors. The first grant from the Lough Fund will allow work to…

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Blyth’s Industrial Heritage

The premise of the project is to work with five primary schools in Blyth to explore the town’s industrial history and use this to design how Blyth might look 100 years in the future, culminating in a co-created exhibition.

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New collections acquired by Archives

Between 1 February 2022-20 April 2022 the Service accessioned 51 new collections at Woodhorn.  There is a list of a further 72 accessions awaiting deposit with potential new deposits being added to the list each week. Efforts are made to try to catalogue as many of the new deposits upon receipt as possible.  During the…

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