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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Northumberland Healthcare

Castle Hills Staff 1945

Healthcare Project Aim of the project. This project will look at healthcare in Northumberland prior to the establishment of the NHS in 1948. It will have two main strands: An oral history project, interviewing Northumberland residents who recall receiving healthcare or recall their parents speaking about receiving healthcare prior to 1948. A study of maternity…

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General Fund

Protecting our heritage The Northumberland Archives Trust’s aim is to improve access for everyoneto Northumberland’s superb collection of archives and historic records. Itdoes this by raising funds to ensure that primary source material is savedfrom destruction, collected, catalogued and digitised so that it becomesavailable to all. The Trust also works with the County’s Archives Service…

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