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November 7th, 2019

Display at Fish Quay heritage centre will show how quilts were used to help enslaved people find route to freedom

The Patches group will be displaying a number of Underground Railroad quilts and providing a demonstration of their craft at the heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay on Saturday 16 November from 10am to 1pm. Entry is £3 (free to Old Low Light members).

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October 25th, 2019

Resisting slavery with words and music events at Fish Quay heritage centre

A group of North Tyneside women will present two evenings of music and readings in support of the Breaking Chains exhibition at a heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay.

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October 17th, 2019

American history expert to talk about abolition of slavery movement in Newcastle and North Shields at Fish Quay heritage centre

One of the country’s leading experts in American history is to give a talk this weekend about the part played by Newcastle and North Tyneside in campaigns to abolish slavery.

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October 8th, 2019

North Shields art students follow in footsteps of school’s namesake to honour life of escaped enslaved woman featured in exhibition at Fish Quay heritage centre

Art students from a North Shields high school are following in the footsteps of their school’s namesake in honouring the life of an escaped enslaved woman from America who became part of the local community more than 180 years ago.

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September 23rd, 2019

Retired fisherman to talk about 120 year lifeline for North Shields fishing community

A retired fisherman is to give a talk later this month about a North Shields organisation that has provided a 120 year lifeline of welfare and support to the local fishing community.

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