Special Collections

Special collections allow visitors to the site to view a series of memories, photographs or sound clips which have a common theme.

For example we may have been given a collection of photographs which have a common theme of Tynemouth. Rather than searching through a list we can now show you all of this material held in one place within the Special Collections section.  Another benefit of this new feature is that we can showcase the memories and recollections given to us by specific individuals over the years.  Some people have been contributing regularly over time and their individual memories have accumulated into a significant amount of work.  Other people and organisations have worked with us on special projects that have enabled large numbers of memories to be collected, either about a specific area or subject and these too are stored in this section.

In the coming months new collections will be added to enhance this section, the material will include memories, photographs and sound clips and we hope you enjoy browsing through the life memories that are contained there.

Finally, our thanks go to the Grassroots Fund of the Community Foundation of Tyne & Wear whose generous funding enabled the development of this new feature of our website. 

A list of the special collections which are currently available is shown below. Click on the group title to view the memories and photographs or listen to the sound clips contained in the group.


Special Collections
Memories
Photos
Sound
18
5
0
12
0
0
21
0
0
12
0
0
7
0
0
0
5
0
0
7
0
0
100
0
1
7
0
1
5
0
1
1
0
4
0
0
1
1
0
0
75
0
0
15
0
0
29
0
0
24
0
0
9
0
22
0
19
0
44
0
0
6
0

 

 

Your Memories Needed!

We are always on the look out for new memories or photographs of the North East that we can share.

If you have an interesting and original memory or photograph please get in touch using the contact us page letting us know what you have and we will let you know the best way to get them to us.

We look forward to hearing from you!