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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 31: The Tyne Bridge

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 Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge – Introduction to Item 31  It’s a bit of a cliché I suppose, but it doesn’t seem right…

Time Pieces History Project Item 30: Saltwell Park

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 – Saltwell Park. Saltwell Park – Introduction to Item 30 I’ve been going to Saltwell Park for as long as I can remember. My older…

Time Pieces History Project Item 29: Central Arcade in Grainger Town

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 Central Arcade in Grainger Town. The Central Arcade – Introduction to Item 29 Right in the middle of Newcastle, just beside Grey’s Monument…

Time Pieces History Project Item 28: Bamburgh Castle

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 – Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle – Introduction to Item 28 We used to go out and about all over Northumberland and the Tyne Valley when…

Time Pieces History Project Item 27: Bessie Surtees House

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 – Bessie Surtees House. Bessie Surtees House – Introduction to Item 27 Bessie Surtees House (apparently there’s no apostrophe in the name!) stands on Newcastle…

Time Pieces History Project Item 26: Penshaw Monument

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 – Penshaw Monument. Penshaw Monument – Introduction to Item 26 Perched on a hill overlooking the Washington Highway, Penshaw Monument (or to give it its…

Time Pieces History Project Item 25: Lindisfarne

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 – Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne – Introduction to Item 25 We used to visit Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, quite a lot when I was a…

Time Pieces History Project Item 24: God of the Tyne

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 – God of the River Tyne.  The God of the River Tyne – Introduction to Item 24 This statue has hung on the wall of…

Time Pieces History Project Item 23: St Mary’s Church

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 – St Mary’s Church.  St Mary’s Church – Introduction to Item 23 Until a few years ago, I had no idea that this lovely little…

Time Pieces History Project Item 22: Felling Pit

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 – Felling Pit. Felling Pit – Introduction to Item 22 You’re unlikely to find Felling Pit in a guidebook of the sights and sites of…