Remembering the Past

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Photo of busy day at Cullercoats Bay

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside !

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Volunteer Jeanette writes:  In 2012 a group of local residents shared their childhood memories for our A Day at the Beach project.   While reading their stories it struck me that although they had many…

Thanks for coming to our Easter presentation

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The Remembering the Past team would like to thank everyone who came to our virtual Easter presentation last week.  It was one of our best events yet for memory sharing…
Photo of harry at a story telling session

Remembering a Great Friend

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  Today, as we all pause to reflect on the past year and remember those who have lost their lives to Covid, it seems only right that at Remembering the…

Congratulations and Thanks to our Digital Heritage Heroes

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Last Thursday fifty one Digital Heritage Heroes joined us in the virtual world as we undertook an experiment in showing archive film using Zoom and Watch2Gether.  We've wanted to try…

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 6 May 2021 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cinema Memories – The Sequel! – Heritage Talk

Join us to share stories and memories of trips to the cinema in the 1960s and 1970s – yes, it’s the Sound of Music and West Side Story era! In collaboration with Community Development at Battle Hill & Linskill.

To book a place at this online event follow this link to Eventbrite Cinema Memories – The Sequel! Tickets

Photo of Newcastle cinema

Image of the Apollo Cinema, Shields Road in Byker, 1967 thanks to Newcastle City Libraries.

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 (

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.

Bringing Back the Banner heritage talk – YouTube         Bringing Back The Banner – The Project – on Vimeo

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?