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Time Pieces History Project Item 67 – The Cinema

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 5, 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 cinema. The Cinema – Introduction to Item 67 One of my mum’s favourite stories is when she took me to see The Flight…

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A large wooden chest with paper scrolls and a metal bucket on the top

Visit North East: The Town Hutch

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 4, 2020 |

The Discovery Museum has so many brilliant artefacts that it’s almost impossible to single one out. However, the museum helped me out, as they’ve chosen their own ‘Top 10’ to highlight, so I’ve picked number two, the town hutch to look at here. The Town Hutch The hutch is a large oak box, bound with…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 66 – Playing Cards

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Mar 3, 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 – playing cards. Playing Cards – Introduction to Item 66 A pack of playing cards is one of the best things to have on hand.…

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Visit North East: The Discovery Museum

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

If you have a spare couple of hours (or half a day, to really do it justice), you must go to the Discovery Museum. It’s less than 10 minutes from the train station, open all year round and free entry. They have lots of events on over the holidays, so it’s great for kids. The…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 65 – The Board Game

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Feb 27, 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 board game. The Board Game – Introduction to Item 65 I love a good board game. We used to get a couple of…

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A woman in a pink nightgown rests her head on a round pot, her black her flowing over it.

Visit North East: Isabella and the Pot of Basil

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

Isabella and the Pot of Basil, by William Holman Hunt, has always been a favourite of mine, so I was excited when the Laing Art Gallery chose to reproduce it on the side of the building. Unfortunately, it’s mostly obscured now by a rogue tree, but it’s still there. On first glance, the mournful Isabella…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 64 – The Music Festival

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Feb 25, 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 music festival. Music Festival – Introduction to Item 64 Music has always been a huge part of my life. My dad used to…

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Visit North East: Laing Art Gallery

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

In the north east of England, we’re really spoilt when it comes to places to visit to learn more about our rich heritage, so I decided to produce a series on just some of the sites I recommend. The weather isn’t great at the moment, and a lot of stately homes are closed over winter,…

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Time Pieces History Project Item 63 – The Fair

By gudrunlauret@gmail.com | Feb 20, 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 fair.  The Fair – Introduction to Item 63  I loved the fair when I was little. A travelling fair comes to Newcastle every…

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