Tyne Lives

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Tyne Lives the tells stories of the people and communities of the Tyne,
past and present.

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The aim of Tyne Lives is to make information on local history available on-line to schools. Many of the projects are suitable for primary school children. By using a combination of maps, photographs, sound and newspaper cuttings the projects allow children to understand how our community developed over time. The site is interactive and visually attractive with many of the projects containing fun activities to encourage learning.

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A link to Cullercoats Cullercoats - a visual and oral look at the lives of the fishermen and fishwives of old Cullercoats, and the village today.  
Link to North Shields the Town that almost never was.
  North Shields - the town that almost never was! The formation of North Shields to the present day.
A link to Women at War in North Tyneside. Women at War in North Tyneside - how their commitment to the war effort changed their lives forever.  
Link to Whitley Bay - shopping in the 1900s.
  Whitley Bay - go shopping in the 1900s, from grocery to hardware to clothing.
Link to the Wallsend Colliery.
Wallsend - the story of coal mining in Wallsend. There is a text only version available - click here.  
Link to the formation of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade.
  Tynemouth - the formation of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (the first of its kind in the country) There is a text only version available - click here.
Link to St. Mary's Island and Lighthouse
St. Mary's Island & Lighthouse - Its history complete with visual and oral images from the past to present.  
Link to Killingworth
  Killingworth - a movie of the old and new. Do you recognise it? With activity packs.
Link to transport in North Tyneside Transport - present-day transport in North Tyneside. For early readers and pre-school children, with activities.  
Link to Stephenson Railway Museum.
  Stephenson Railway Museum - discover what the museum has to offer and step back in time to the first railways.
Link to Seaside Holidays of the Past
Seaside Holidays of the Past - How the Victorians spent their summer holidays.
Link to the Story of the North Shields Fish Quay.

North Shields Fish Quay -The story of the fishing industry and the development of the Fish Quay

Link to Oral Histories

Oral Histories - Local people recall memories of the World War II, North Shields and the fishing industry.

Link to the Memoirs of Cissie Ewen
  Cissie Ewen Remembers - These memoirs recall the social history between to the two world wars.

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