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Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

West End and North Shields Stories

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) are providing support, expert advice and help to the other community partners, making the museums’ and archives’ collections available for the research, and accessing some of the outputs of the local projects to the permanent collection at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum.

TWAM’s first project is to create a digital version of the West End Stories in the Community exhibition, jointly run by St James’ Heritage and Environment Group and TWAM and currently touring community venues in the west end of Newcastle. Pictured below right is one of the displays from this exhibition, with a close-up of a “Tedwardian Lady” – knitted by one of the local knitting groups as part of a 2006 exhibition of knitted teddy bears depicting aspects of older people’s lives in the west end.

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Knitted Figure Display