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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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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...
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...
Titanic-99th-anniversary
An academic from Newcastle University has been helping to record the sad state of the wreck of the Titanic. The ship – which sits under 3,800 metres of water around 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland – is being consumed by metal-eating bacteria. Expedition scientist and marine researcher Dr Clare...
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...
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...
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...
Remembering the forgotten heroes of World War 2
On 15 August 1945, in a live broadcast to the nation less than a month after taking up his new role, Prime Minister Clement Atlee declared the end of World War 2 with the words “The last of our enemies is laid low.” Seventy-five years later residents in Newcastle are...
Tribute to Armed Forces and Veterans As We Remember and Reflect
Seventy-five years after the end of World War 2, residents and businesses are being urged to get involved in a four-day tribute to our Armed Forces and Veterans that will begin on Remembrance Sunday and continue until Armistice Day.  Every year people from across Newcastle come together on Remembrance Sunday...
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...

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