Welcome to Remembering the Past - a volunteer-led charity collecting memories of local life in and around North Tyneside
Remembering the Past receives the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
We are delighted to announce that Remembering the Past has been awarded the 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Congratulations to all our volunteers. The Queen's Award is the highest honour volunteers can receive. We are immensely proud of this achievement.
A New School Year
Welcome Back and Thanks to the Ho Ho Club in Tynemouth
Our Heritage Talks and Film Screenings
Following the easing of restrictions, we are resuming our in venue talks at the Linskill Centre.
Our volunteers delve into our archives and work with our partners to bring you a trip down memory lane. Share your memories or find out what life was like in times gone by. Details of future talks and film showings can be found below.
Thursday 9th December 2021
What did you want for Christmas when you were young?
Join us for a relaxed look back at that time of your life when you wrote a letter to Santa and dreamed of what he might bring.
Have you got a treasured gift or item that reminds you of Christmas – we’d love you to bring it along and share the story behind it.
This talk will be presented by Dr Kath Smith from Remembering the Past.
A small fee of £3 will be charged for this session which is payable on arrival and includes festive refreshments.
Book your place through Eventbrite at What did you want for Christmas when you were young? Heritage Talk Tickets,
In collaboration with Community Development at Battle Hill & Linskill
Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace
North Shields, NE30 2AY
Catch up on previous presentations
Missed out on previous Events? You can now catch up on some of these below.
Port of Tyne – Archive Film Screening
You can still view this film on the North East Film Archive website by following this link PORT OF TYNE | Yorkshire Film Archive (yfanefa.com)
Bringing Back the Banner – Heritage Talk
Hear the story of how a dedicated team of local people, and skilled experts, rescued and restored Burradon Colliery’s 1954 banner. A recording of the presentation and a detailed account of the project can be seen by following the links below.
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.
Would you like to volunteer with Remembering the Past?
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.