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.
Blyth is currently in receipt of a £25 million Town Deal to support urban regeneration by 2026 so this is an exciting time for Northumberland Archives to engage with the Blyth community and provides a gateway to becoming involved in the scope of future projects in the town.
Each school will receive two workshops facilitated by the Senior Archivist and Project Officer. The first workshop, at the beginning of the project, will provide a historical background to industry in Blyth using archival material. Prior to this project, we will have developed a number of educational resources focused on industry in Blyth which will be available on our online LEARN platform. Teachers will have access to this throughout the project and beyond.
The Trust aims to raise £10,000 to allow this project to proceed.
This project was successfully completed thanks to a grant from the Platten Family Fund through the Community Foundation.