A History of the North in 100 Archives is an online project intended to showcase and celebrate the rich and varied history of the North and is being launched as part of Great Exhibition of the North, June 22 – September 9, 2018. It is funded by the National Archives and developed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM). The interactive website will showcase archives that define the North and tell the story of its innovation and creativity.
Nominations have been received from a wide range of archives organisations including local authorities, universities, museums, national organisations and charities and one hundred of their images have been chosen to tell the story of the North.
An interactive and engaging website has been specially created where these fascinating archives can be viewed: www.100archivesnorth.co.uk. Users can search for archives by location, time period or theme. The themes explored in the project are: Travel and Transport, Art, Literature and Music, Work and Industry, Inventions and Innovations, War and Conflict, Sport, Leisure and Entertainment, Society and Family, Landscape and Natural History, Religion and Beliefs, and Health and Education.
(Main image: Tyne Bridge. All images courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)