Category Archives: Northumbria University

Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

On the 1 July 2016 after a year of researching, writing and designing, ‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ was launched and became available to the public. Consisting of three iBooks and three city walks, ‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ explores Newcastle during the war … Continue reading

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Armstrong College Commemorations

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time Northumbria University intern Abbie … Continue reading

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The Lit and Phil Ambulance

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time Northumbria University intern … Continue reading

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Ethel Williams’ Campaign for Educational and Employment Opportunities for Women

Ethel Williams was also heavily involved with the development of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in the North-East. In particular, Williams was interested in promoting educational opportunities for women. Indeed, the WEA was open to women, and during the Great … Continue reading

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Ethel Williams’ Pacifism during the Great War

Just six-days after the second battle of Ypres had begun, 1200 women gathered at The Hague to discuss the issues of war and peace. Most of the suffrage movement had suspended its activity due to the war: the International Women’s … Continue reading

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Clues to the Streets

Clues to the streetscape of central Newcastle during the First World War come in many forms. A few buildings have the same occupant – Lloyd’s Bank and the Theatre Royal on Grey Street; Reid’s jewelers on Blackett Street; Central Station … Continue reading

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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

After gaining an interest in trench journals, the Lit and Phil acquired a trial for the online archive ‘Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War’. The database held a comprehensive selection of scanned First World War material … Continue reading

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Cecil Graham Carter and the Fighting Fifth

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. Starting this is intern and … Continue reading

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A Close Up on Lives: Basil Peacock and George Harbottle and the outbreak of WWI in Newcastle

In the early days of August 1914, Newcastle upon Tyne was a city in the shadow of war. Each person that was there in those days had a unique story to tell and it is fascinating when some of these … Continue reading

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Seven days that changed a city: How the sudden outbreak of European war was felt in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Monday 3rd August, 1914, was far from a usual day in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was a sunny bank holiday, yet the topic of conversation in the streets was of anything but plans for a leisurely trip out of town. … Continue reading

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