Category Archives: volunteers

Women in Newcastle and their wartime roles, 1914-18

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 volunteer Catherine Humphries … 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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Ethel Williams, an activist on Tyneside

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 volunteer Sarah Hellawell … Continue reading

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Newcastle Central Station and the Mining Institute

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 volunteer Tim Candlish … Continue reading

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My Experiences of Working on the Reflections Project

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 volunteer Carol Chapelhow … Continue reading

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The Tank Banks of World War 1: Julian Visits Newcastle, New Year’s Day 1918

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 volunteer Jane Roberts-Morpeth … Continue reading

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German War Cartoons exhibition

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 volunteer Susan Killick … 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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Newcastle Central Arcade

Central Arcade today would be one of the areas most easily recognisable by someone familiar with it in 1914. The internal layout was only 8 years old, with top of the range tiling and mosaic flooring. There were shops on … Continue reading

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