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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

 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 | 10:00 am

*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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

 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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

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 | 10:00 am

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…