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Openwater Swimming? It’s nothing new

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Kath writes: Swimming in open water is in the news at the moment while our local indoor pools are closed.  We know people here at Remembering the Past who have…

Was it Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in your house?

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16th February 2021 is Shrove Tuesday, also well known as pancake day. We don’t have any memories of this at the moment. Do you?  Traditionally this is the last day before the start of…

Happy Valentine’s Day

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St Valentine’s Day, 14th February is a date that goes back at least to the Middle Ages as associated with romantic love.   Believe it or not we don’t have any memories…

Ernest Storey remembers SS Uganda 1983

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The team has been having a new year sort out and we came across these images and articles from 1983, taken by Ernest when SS Uganda came into Smith's Docks…

Our Online Heritage Talks

Once a month our volunteers delve into our archives to present a trip down memory lane. Details of our next talk can be found below.

Thursday 4 March 2021 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In collaboration with Community Development at Battle Hill & Linskill, Join us as we share the story of how a dedicated team of local people and skilled experts rescued and restored Burradon Colliery’s 1954 banner.

Bringing Back the Banner – the restoration of Burradon Colliery banner

The story of how the restoration of a colliery banner brought a village community back together.

Book a place this event through Eventbrite by following this link  Register here
Burradon Banner Image

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Do you have a story to tell or a memory to share?

Remembering the Past is collecting memories about every part of life in North Tyneside and its surrounding areas, as told by those who lived, worked and played there.

Here you'll find memories and experiences contributed entirely by people who were born and raised in the area, or who have moved here from other parts of the country. Their stories cover a timespan of over 100 years, with our earliest memory going back to 1906.

From birth to death, holidays, school, childhood and working life, health, entertainment, politics, festivals, transport, shopping and home. Whether your memories are from 6, 16, or 60 years ago you will help build a living community history, which other people will enjoy.

This is a living archive and it needs more stories – can you share one with us?

Explore our Collections of Memories

Remembering the Past has been collecting the memories of local people over many years. Now, thanks to our volunteers, the memories have been collated into a number of online collections.

Ready to start exploring?

Would you like to volunteer with Remembering the Past?

Volunteers collecting memories

All of our work is done by volunteers.

We’re proud of what we do and how we do it. If you join the team you could learn some new skills, work on interesting projects, meet some wonderful people and have fun along the way.

Why not talk to us about joining the team?