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Time Pieces History: S4, E6: Boudicca

Introduction The Iceni queen who took on the Romans   What you’ll hear 1:40: Background to conflict 2:30: Boudicca leads the uprising 3:35: Impact of the rebellion 4:24: Re-assertion of Roman authority Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No e-mail required.

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Time Pieces History: S2, B3: An Interview with Natalie Pithers

Introduction In this bonus episode, I talk to Natalie Pithers about genealogy and how she got into the world of family history. What You’ll Hear 0:47: What Natalie does 1:25: How Natalie got into genealogy 2:55: Curious coincidences 4:38: Why people are interested in genealogy 6:00: One of the most interesting stories Natalie’s uncovered 15:34: Everyday people 17:30: Misconceptions about […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, B2: An Interview with May King Tsang

Introduction In this episode, I speak to May King Tsang, FOMO creator and tea ceremony expert about what she does and how it works in any industry. What You’ll Hear 1:11: Who is May King Tsang? 3:15: How FOMO creation can work in any industry 5:15: The similarity between FOMO creation and content marketing 7:45: May King’s tea business 12:08: […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E12: Wallington Hall

Introduction Wallington Hall and Gardens: the Fenwicks & the Blacketts, who owned it; ‘England’s Greatest Gardener – Capability Brown’. What You’ll Hear 1:23: The Fenwick family 1:44: The Blackett family 2:18: Walter Calverley Blackett 2:31: Capability Brown 4:06: Coming next on the podcast Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E11: The Summerhill

Introduction The Bronze Age beginnings of the Summerhill in Blaydon; the Stella Hall Estate; the Cowen family – progressive business owners and politicians, and the restored water mill at Path Head. What You’ll Hear 1:15: The history of the Summerhill 2:00: The Stella Hall Estate 3:10: Joseph Cowen Sr 4:08: Joseph Cowen Jr 5:01:The Path Head Water Mill Prefer to […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E10: Penshaw Monument

Introduction In this episode, we look at Penshaw Monument in Washington, Tyne and Wear. We learn about its construction and Radical Jack, the man it commemorates. We explore the legend of the Lambton Worm, a beast which terrorised the area, and we look at follies – beautiful structures that don’t serve any purpose. What You’ll Hear 0:45: Penshaw Monument 1:59: […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E9: Felling Pit

  Introduction In this episode, we look at the mining heritage of north east England, the Felling Colliery and pit disaster; the four-poster bed tomb of three small children, and the mystery of the other couple commemorated on the memorial. What You’ll Hear 0:58: The mining industry in the north of England 1:49: The Felling Colliery 2:23: The pit disaster […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E8: The Farne Islands

Introduction The story of Lindisfarne, Inner Farne & the other islands; Viking raiders; the heroic story of Grace Darling. What You’ll Hear 0:45: A brief history of Lindisfarne 1:27: The Viking raiders 2:27: Inner Farne & the pele tower 3:48: Grace Darling 5:01: The SS Forfarshire disaster Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E7: The New Castle

Introduction How Newcastle upon Tyne got its name; the history of the castle & the story of Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror. What You’ll Hear 1:24: The earliest structure on the Castle site 2:05: William the Conqueror strengthens his hold 2:52: Rebellions & sieges 3:46: The stone castle & the Black Gate 4:50: Robert Curthose Prefer to read […]

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Time Pieces History: S2, E6: Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Introduction The history of Tynemouth, its Priory, the later Castle that sat on the monastery land, and its surprising connection to the Norman Conquest. What You’ll Hear 0:55: The history of Tynemouth 2:04: The Victorian metro station 2:31: The Priory 4:10: Tostig Godwinson 4:31: The Castle Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This […]

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