A passion for history: South Shields, bound to the east by coastline, to the north by the river, and inland by neighbouring towns, villages and pockets of rural landscape, the area has a rich, fascinating, and sometimes enigmatic, history.
On 18th September, South Shields Local History Group will meet for the monthly talk, at Cleadon Park Library, where Anne Sharp, will introduce two short films by Gary Wilkinson. We will consider what inspired Amy Flagg to document and create a photographic survey of changes to South Shields in the 1930s and 1940s? How has the work of the noted archaeologist and academic, Dame Rosemary Cramp, who led excavations at Wearmouth and Jarrow monastic sites between the years of 1965 to 1978, inspired people across the world? What inspires and motivates individuals within the group? Anne will share a few images of her own and invite members to discuss their passions for our local history.
The meeting will be held in Room A, upstairs in Cleadon Park Library, which is at the end of Prince Edward Road. We will gather from 5.15 pm and finish at 6.45 pm. As always, we will be pleased to welcome visitors at a charge of £1.