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The Common Room of The Great North – Knowledge and Collection; adapting our programme during a pandemic.

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In the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s city centre, you will find one of the largest, most comprehensive, public collections on mining engineering in the world. Established in 1852, The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers’ core purpose was to improve safety and to alleviate the horrific impact of disasters on mining […]

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Wellbeing and Archives: Sustained Engagement with the Past is Good for You.

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In May, History Begins at Home was launched.  This national public-facing campaign delivered via social media – Facebook @historybeginsathome and Twitter @beginshistory –uses archives to improve wellbeing by encouraging new audiences to explore the past they are directly connected to. The idea behind the campaign is to encourage people to connect or re-connect with members […]

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With Love from Dunkirk

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A few months ago, through a series of coincidences, staff at Suffolk Archives discovered something remarkable. Amongst the records we hold for the Suffolk Regiment is a bundle of 41 long-lost letters. The letters were written during the retreat to Dunkirk, and for those who did not make it home they may well be their […]