Gosforth Heritage Postcards offers you a chance to look back at the history of Gosforth through part of our postcard collection. Beautiful pictures of bygone Gosforth and a brief history of postcard use!
Newcastle’s forgotten movie star charts the life of Kate/Kitty Johnson. The thrill of the hunt, the adventure, and the excitement of discovering your ancestors are just three reasons why we love ancestry. Many of you probably know a little bit about your parents and grandparents but when we start digging deep into the archives we can uncover some fascinating stories. The 1st March marks the beginning of Women’s History month and we have the perfect story to celebrate women’s history right here in Newcastle. Readers may be familiar with David Wardell’s local history posts? Well today we share more of his research, this time into the ancestry of his wife’s family.
What is heritage and why is it important? Heritage projects can embrace cross-generational working providing an opportunity for people with different life experiences to work together.
Christmas traditions are celebrated widely around our region today. However when we look back a few hundred years we find that this was not always the case. Our Christmas traditions have waxed and waned over time.
Welcome to the third and final post in David Wardell’s series remembering the traders who came round our doors and streets in the nineteen fifties and sixties. In this article we are reminded of life before MacDonald’s and tempura king prawns when people used to save their old newspapers and take them along to the local fish and chip shop to be used for wrapping.
This post celebrates more Gosforth heritage with the story of Coxlodge Hall and the resident who was charged of an offence under the Food Hoarding Order of 1917.
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Who came round your doors? If berets, Gaulloise, Gitanes and pedal bikes stir memories for you, this post from David Wardell is a must read. Who Came Round Your Doors brings evocative reminiscences of the old ways and what seem like simpler times.
Discovering Heritage can help you research the history of your house. Our research is presented in unique house history packs which tell the story of your property. Read our case study for an in depth look at the process.