Remembering the past
Published on 07 December 2019 05:24 PM
North Tyneside Memories.
A new website is collecting memories about every part of life in North Tyneside and its surrounding areas, as told by those who lived, worked and played here.
Already there are almost 700 memories in the collection, many of which include spoken recordings. These are first hand accounts by local people of their experiences at work and play in the 20th Century. Reminiscences of working in the shipyards, fishing fleets and coal mines, days out on the beach, dancing at the Spanish City, and the hardships of wartime are easily searchable and are a valuable resource both for local historians and as an aid to stimulating conversation in people with dementia.
Can you contribute a story?
This is a living archive and it needs more stories. Remembering the Past's team of volunteers are keen to collect more stories, memories and experiences from people who were born and raised in the area, or who have moved here from other parts of the country – can you share one with with them ? The team are based in the LInskill Centre and will welcome your input. Please visit the website and get in touch. www.rememberingthepast.co.uk
The North Shields Heritology Project.
The North Shields Heritology Project is also interested in collecting memories from local people, so why not get in touch with them as well?
Their aim is to bring the rich heritage of North Shields, and its many stories, to life using emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Immersive Sound and Augmented Reality.
While Digital Technology will help paint a picture of past lives, the real power will lie in the compelling stories of ordinary people living through times of great change. The group aim to capture memories from local people and bring them to life using Schoolchildren, Writers, Drama Groups and Musicians in way that is both inspiring and informative.
Using portable Technology they will be able to take Heritage out to those who were previously either unengaged or simply unable to visit sites of interest – Care Homes, Libraries, Schools and other Community spaces are all venues capable of hosting Digital Heritage Events. https://heritologists.com/