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Time Pieces History Project Item 75 – The Library

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Apr 2, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the library. The Library – Introduction to Item 75 The public library has always been my favourite place to go, which is hardly surprising…

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Visit North East: William Jobling’s Gibbet

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Apr 1, 2020 |

*DISCLAIMER: I intended to visit the South Shields Museum to take my own photographs & learn more. I will be updating this post after the Covid19 lockdown has ended* The South Shields Museum has a piece of the gibbet used to execute murderer William Jobling in its collection, and a grisly recreation of what that…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 74 – The Dinner Party

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 31, 2020 |

 First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the dinner party. The Dinner Party – Introduction to Item 74 A dinner party always seems like a really glamorous thing to host, although…

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Visit North East: South Shields Museum

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 30, 2020 |

*DISCLAIMER: I intended to visit the South Shields Museum to take my own photographs & learn more. I will be updating this post after the Covid19 lockdown has ended* Introduction The South Shields Museum is a huge, beautiful, stone-fronted building with white plaster features on the windows. It sits right in the centre of the…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 73 – Poetry

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 26, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – poetry. Poetry – Introduction to Item 73 Poetry was something I read very occasionally, usually when one of my more literary friends gave me…

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Visit North East: A Dutch Fruit Seller

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 25, 2020 |

Dominicus van Tol The painting ‘A Dutch Fruit Seller’, showing a bonneted old lady handing out fruit to a golden-haired little boy, was painted by Dominicus van Tol sometime in the 17th century, although there is no exact date given. Van Tol was born in around 1635 in Bodegraven, a town (formerly a municipality) in…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 72 – The Circus

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 24, 2020 |

 First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the circus. The Circus – Introduction to Item 72 When I was very young, we went to see Gerry Cottle’s circus when it was…

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Visit North East: Shipley Art Gallery

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 23, 2020 |

The Shipley Art Gallery is a large, imposing sandstone-coloured building, which sits by itself on a main street – Prince Consort Road, named in honour of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert. Over the road from the gallery is the town library, and beyond that the leisure centre. The gallery has a large entranceway and two…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 71 – The Comic

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 19, 2020 |

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the comic. The Comic – Introduction to Item 71 When I was a little girl, my dad used to take me to Bettys Tea…

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