History Blogs

I love history, heritage and exploring the stories of places, people and things. Here, you'll find my Time Pieces History Project posts and more.

Time Pieces History Project Item 76: The Picnic

By Gudrun | April 7, 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 picnic. The Picnic – Introduction to Item 76 Who doesn’t love a picnic? Throw a load of sandwiches and crisps into a coolbox…

Time Pieces History Project Item 75: The Library

By Gudrun | April 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…

Time Pieces History Project Item 74: The Dinner Party

By Gudrun | March 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…

Visit North East: South Shields Museum

By Gudrun | March 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…

Time Pieces History Project Item 73: Poetry

By Gudrun | March 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…

Time Pieces History Project Item 72: The Circus

By Gudrun | March 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…

Time Pieces History Project Item 71: The Comic

By Gudrun | March 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…

Time Pieces History Project Item 70: The Art Gallery

By Gudrun | March 17, 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 art gallery. The Art Gallery – Introduction to Item 70 I like to visit an art gallery in a new place if I…

Time Pieces History Project Item 69: The Teddy Bear

By Gudrun | March 12, 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 teddy bear. The Teddy Bear – Introduction to Item 69 I had two teddy bears when I was little. One was a traditional…

Time Pieces History Project Item 68: The Museum

By Gudrun | March 10, 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 museum. The Museum – Introduction to Item 68 We’re lucky in the north east of England, because we have so many museums to…