February 21st, 2020

Lasting tribute to woman who escaped slavery and became part of North Shields community

A lasting tribute is to be made to a woman who fled slavery in America during the 19th century and became part of the North Shields community.

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January 20th, 2020

Fish Quay heritage centre volunteers are seeking help with exhibition about 1,000 years of music in North Shields

Volunteers at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay want to speak to local people who might have stories about music over the years.

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January 3rd, 2020

Local historian organising event on American slavery and its links to North Shields

A local historian is bringing together some findings from research into American slavery for an event at a North Shields heritage centre.

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December 23rd, 2019

Local people thanked for helping Old Low Light Heritage Centre to end year on high note

Local people are being thanked for helping the Old Low Light Heritage Centre to end 2019 on a high note.

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November 18th, 2019

Talk about ‘Grand Old Man of Shields’ at Fish Quay Heritage Centre

A local historian is to give a talk later this month about prominent local businessman and Quaker, John Foster Spence, who became known as the ‘Grand Old Man of Shields’.

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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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