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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Portrait Photo of Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
Once upon a time, our politicians were forged in industrial furnaces out of iron and steel. Those from the working-class led tougher lives than most of us have even seen, and the aristocratic politicians could hardly be accused of taking the cushy route either. These were men raised to...
stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of Britain’s best-known and most mysterious monuments. But now Newcastle academics have come up with an interesting theory on how Stone-Age people could have constructed the landmark. Archaeologists from Newcastle University are suggesting that pig fat may have played a vital role in erecting the ancient structure. Academics...
Kenton Flats 1971
Newcastle is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of council housing first being provided in the city. A programme of events will mark the centenary of the Housing and Planning Act of July 1919 – otherwise known as the Addison Act – which made housing a national obligation. In November 1918, Liberal...
image courtesy of Liam Swinney, from Flickr Creative Commons
Researchers from Newcastle University would like to speak to anyone who took part in the north east’s Save Our Shipyards campaign in the 1980s. The 1983-4 campaign battled unsuccessfully to save the shipyards – and the jobs linked to them – on the rivers Tyne and Wear. The researchers would especially...
Musket
The north east is set to see firing cannons, marching infantries, clashing weapons and incredible displays of horsemanship – as one of the region’s largest ever battle re-enactments takes place this August bank holiday weekend. The re-enactment will be from the time of the English Civil War (1642-51), a conflict...
Riot police with shields during the miners' strike
A piece of art, based around a key event in the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, is to be exhibited in the north east. The film The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One Is an Injury to All), by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, will be showing at the Woodhorn Museum...
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is to reopen its doors on 23rd July 2020. The open air museum, which has been forced to close since March, confirmed its planned reopening date after the Government announcement that museums will be allowed to open from next month. Entry will be by...
Memory Quilt - Poland Quilt
Talks, films and poetry readings are among the events that will be held in Newcastle on and around Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Newcastle will also see visits from Holocaust survivors and their descendants, among them Judge Rinder from ITV’s Judge Rinder and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The programme of events...
image courtesy of Stephen Dann, from Flickr Creative Commons
A group of Newcastle University students have been attempting to recreate the metal smelting techniques used by our prehistoric ancestors. The students have been working with Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm in South Tyneside to try to understand how materials like copper were made in the distant past. Their experiments have been...
Maritime Volunteer Service Organises Remembrance Sunday Parade Sail
Members of the Northumbria Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service have paid their respects to those who served and sacrificed their lives in service to the country. The MVS has organised a parade of sail on Remembrance Sunday at Newcastle’s Quayside for the past seven years but this year due...

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