Northumberland At War Project.

In May 2014 Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant of £46500 to Northumberland Archives to allow us to explore some of the many collections that we hold relating to the First World War. Project volunteers working at Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office and Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn will identify and list content, digitise some of it and promote the use of these collections via social media and a series of community events. We will also share some of the digital content that we create via our project on Historypin. Much of this content has been ‘hidden’ in our collections, perhaps within uncatalogued collections, and the project will make it accessible for the first time.
We have set up the project blog to tell you about the work that we are undertaking within the project and to reveal some of the many stories that lie within our collections of the contribution made to the First World War at the Home Front and in the various theatres of war by communities and families in Northumberland. Much of the blog content has been researched and written by project volunteers. We hope that you enjoy reading it.

2 comments

  1. please WHERE can I see records of WELLESLEY TRAINING SHIP NORTH SHIELDS?
    I WISH TO TRACE MY FATHER.BORN 1905-D,1980 NEWCASTLE -TRAINED ON THIS SHIP AROUND1912-1914.

  2. Rudy Kenis says:

    Dear, I`m a Belgian researcher for aircraft shot down over Belgium during WWII.
    On 16-17 September 1942 a bomber from 21 OTU was shot.
    All the crewmembers were killed.
    One of them was Claud Christophe HENDLEY-CROSS.
    The only information I have is about his parents:
    Norman Henry and Minnie Cross of Whitley Bay, Northumberland.
    Is it possible to find out more about this crewmember or his parents?
    I try to find back his family.
    You can find more on my website.
    For this person select 21 OTU HE110 Wellington.
    I realy hope you can help me…
    Yours Sincerely,
    Rudy Kenis

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