Atkinson & Marshall Papers and the Highland Clearances in Scotland

List of wages of ‘servants’ engaged by Atkinson & Marshall between Whitsun 1815 and Whitsun 1816.

Material of trans-national interest has been discovered amongst documents relating to 19th century Northumberland farmers, Atkinson and Marshall. From 1805, Atkinson & Marshall began to lease land on the Sutherland Estate eventually leasing more than 100,000 acres. Introduction of large-scale sheep farming resulted in the mass eviction of tenants, a movement that became known as…

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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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Photo Centre Berwick

The Berwick Record Office and the Friends of Berwick & District Museum and Archives jointly purchased this collection in 2012. It contains over a million negatives which document all aspects of life in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It covers the period from 1951 when David Smith founded his photojournalism business until 2012 when…

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Harriet Carr: Artist and Traveller

Harriet Carr

Background and aims of the project. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was usual for sons of wealthy families to undertake ‘The Grand Tour’, a tour around Europe.  The purpose of the Tour was to educate travellers about the art and culture of the classical period and the Renaissance and to introduce them to…

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