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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #41
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This from the Sunderland Echo,--

Beamish to open for nights at the museum



MUSEUM fans can find out what goes bump in the night at Beamish when it opens its doors to evening visits.


The attraction will welcome visitors this weekend as it joins a UK-wide festival aimed at promoting museums, galleries and heritage sites after hours.

The living history museum will lay on fun, food, music and dance, with entertainment by The Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra, who will perform their own brand of early 20th century swing music.

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Board of Trade Labour Exchange - Old Royal Infirmary

I spotted this old advertising sign during a visit to Beamish Museum on 18th May 2014.



The sign advertises the Board of Trade Labour Exchange at the Old Royal Infirmary on The Forth.

This is a scan from the 1914 OS Map showing the location.


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This is an image of the Infirmary, courtesy of the Newcastle City Libraries Archive Collection on Flickr. It would be good to think that this was the building used as the Labour Exchange, certainly has a 'daunting' look to it.

044333:The Infirmary Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Pre-1906
Type : Lantern Slide Description : A view of the exterior of the Infirmary Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne taken before 1906.

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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #43
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I spotted this old advertising sign during a visit to Beamish Museum on 18th May 2014.



The sign advertises the Board of Trade Labour Exchange at the Old Royal Infirmary on The Forth.
O Neils architectural salvage had a pile of those signs a while ago [perhaps 6-9mths]
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O Neils architectural salvage had a pile of those signs a while ago [perhaps 6-9mths]
O'Brien Architectural Salvage perhaps?

£60 + VAT for Labour Exchange Advert but not as unique as the Old Infirmary one - http://www.obrien-architectural.com/...-exchange-sign
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:07 PM   #45
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O'Brien Architectural Salvage perhaps?

£60 + VAT for Labour Exchange Advert but not as unique as the Old Infirmary one - http://www.obrien-architectural.com/...-exchange-sign
Sorry that s the one
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Old May 21st, 2014, 03:19 PM   #46
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Joseph Herron, Baker and Confectioners

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TV cook Stacie Stewart opens Beamish Museum's new bakery
By Kate Proctor - 13th September 2013


Stacie Stewart opens the new Herrons the Bakers at Beamish Museum

Macaroons may be her nemesis but baker and Masterchef star Stacie Stewart has won the battle of the Edwardian kitchen.

The TV cook from Sunderland was guest of honour at the opening of Beamish Museum’s new bakery where she was taught the secret behind the stotty.

In return she treated visitors to a cup-cake demonstration to show how things are done in 2013.

She said: “I love Beamish and I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. I think it’s so important to learn how things were done in the past and the heritage of baking in the North East.

“Family recipes I use might just have one line of description on how to do it so it just shows the level of skill people had.

For me, macaroons are the hardest things to make these days - you need to make friends with your oven.”

Visitors snaked through the attraction’s cobbled streets, lining up to taste the first batch of bread from the new Herron’s Bakery in the Edwardian town.

The building’s fittings came from Annfield Plain in County Durham and the shop was originally part of a parade which included the pit village’s old Co-operative.

A directory found by Beamish staff showed in 1906 there was a Joseph Herron’s bakers listed in the village and that’s where the name was born.

Richard Evans, Museum Director at Beamish, said: “Bakeries back then had a much wider range of goods than we were expecting as bread was made at home. There would be Empire biscuits, ginger breads and cakes - the things that were a bit more difficult to make.

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We took our 5 year old granddaughter for her first visit to Beamish Museum on 18th May 2014 and she enjoyed buying a rock bun from the bakers.




















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This from the Sunderland Echo,--


Beamish on course for £10million grant to create 1950s town

MUCH loved Beamish Museum is looking forward to the 1950s after receiving initial support for Lottery funding worth over £10million.


The ‘Living Museum’ now has the £603,800 it needs to finalise plans so that it can bid for a further grant of £10.75million.

The ambitious redevelopment will centre around a new 1950s town and farm, filled with objects and buildings donated by local people to tell their story.

There will also be a therapeutic day centre for people living with dementia in a block of Aged Miner’s Homes, as well as overnight accommodation in museum exhibits.

Museum bosses expect the new developments to attract around 100,000 more people to the region and create 95 jobs, as well as 50 opportunities for apprentices.

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Beamish looking forward to the 1950s!

Good news for Beamish Museum - this email from them today:

Beamish looking forward to the 1950s!

We're celebrating today after receiving initial support for a £10.75 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help build our ambitious plans for the future.

Over the next five years Beamish will be transformed creating new ways for people to enjoy the heritage of the North East. The centrepiece will be a 'new' 1950s Town and Farm, filled with objects and buildings donated by local people to tell their story.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of their grandparents - and note the changes to people's lives in this decade of recovery - including the NHS, nationalisation of industry, social housing, leisure time/holidays, cinema/film, shopping/fashion, and motor vehicles.

Other innovations include a therapeutic day centre for people living with dementia in a block of Aged Miner's Homes and overnight accommodation in museum exhibits. This will create 95 jobs and 50 apprenticeship opportunities at Beamish, as well as attracting 100,000 more visitors to the Museum.

Richard Evans, Director of Beamish, said: 'We are absolutely jumping for joy at this incredible news here at Beamish and to be honest we are all a bit stunned and can hardly believe it! The team have worked so hard for the past four years developing this Remaking Beamish project and I am so proud of what they have achieved together. Now the hard work begins of course - working with local people to collect the buildings and objects we need, then creating an exciting range of new exhibits from a Coaching Inn set in the early 1800s to a complete 1950s Town.'

Also covered in today's Journal Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/nor...-could-7172922

Heritage Lottery Fund grant could transport Beamish back to the 1950s



Beamish Museum is on target to win a £10.75m grant that would secure its long-term future.

The money pledged by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is the largest amount promised to a North East attraction in over a decade.

Work on a new 1950s area, a pioneering centre for people with dementia and overnight accommodation, could start in just 18 months time. Up to 95 jobs and 50 new apprenticeships will also be created at the site in County Durham which has over 300,000 objects, vehicles and buildings dating from the Georgian period to Edwardian times. Beamish Director Richard Evans, who was appointed in 2008, said: “We are absolutely jumping for joy at this incredible news and to be honest we are all a bit stunned and can hardly believe it. We have been lucky enough to be supported in lots of different ways but none of the projects have been of this size.”

Beamish had 580,000 visitors last year with 297,000 coming to the North East from outside the region. “This has a huge impact on bed and breakfasts and campsites,” he added. “More than half come especially to visit Beamish so we know we are alongside four or five other top attractions like Durham Cathedral. We also currently have a staff wage bill of £5m a year so we are of economic importance.” As part of the HLF’s initial support, £603,800 of development funding has been awarded to enable Beamish staff to finalise their plans and carry out a consultation with the public.

The grant-giving organisation will then consider a final application towards the end of 2015 for the full grant award of up to £10.75m. In its planned 1950s area, Beamish is set to install a block of four post-war Airey houses which originally stood in Kibblesworth, Gateshead.
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Newcastle 114 Tram

Photographs of the former Newcastle Corporation Tramways Number 114, taken 18th May 2014.

A twenty four-wheel open-top short-canopied ‘A- Class’ tramcars 1901 by Motherwell company Hurst Nelson and Co. Ltd and could carry 53 passengers.

Later to be sold to Sheffield Corporation and ran until 1951.

During their lives these vehicles were extensively rebuilt, one of the early improvements being the provision of a top cover for the upper deck seats. The majority of these trams, including 114, were sold to Sheffield Corporation in 1941 following inspection on the scrap siding in Gosforth Park, to replace war-damaged vehicles.

After further upgrading to totally enclosed and vestibuled form – a rebuild that reflected great credit on Sheffield Tramways – they performed useful service until final withdrawal in the early 1950s. 114 ran in this form as Sheffield 317 until 1951.

Coming to Beamish in 1987, a 9 years restoration prroject resulted in the tram coming back into use in May 1996.
















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This is an interesting video of the repainting of Newcastle 114 in 2001 - video courtesy of Beamish Transport OnLine, YouTube:

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Blackpool 31 Tram

This is the Blackpool 31 tram photographed 18th May 2014.

Built in 1901 by the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. Ltd., for use on the Marton route but has been much 'modernised' and altered during the years.

The tram was restored at Beamish, having been transferred from Blackpool in 1984 on a long term loan basis. She entered into service at Beamish during 1988 after she had been transported back to Blackpool to operate during the summer season.










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Oporto 196 Tram

Oporto 196 was built in 1935 at the Boavista Works of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto (The Oporto Tramways Company) based on a United States of America design.

The tram came to Beamish in 1989, intended to be used for spare parts but it was decided to restore the tram and it came into service in May 1992 with the South Shields livery being added in 2012.

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I f**king love Beamish.

That is all.
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Sunderland 101 Tram

Nicknamed 'Balloon' this tram was formerly operated by Blackpool Corporation Transport Number 703 but now carried the livery of the Sunderland 101 (a tram that never existed). Operational in Blackpool till June 2009.

Currently on loan from the Lancastrian Transport Trust, coming to Beamish 15th September 2010 on a five year loan. Coming into service at Beamish, 18 October 2011.












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This video of Sunderland 101 courtesy of the Beamish Museum Channel on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCP...theebNQifsco7g

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Just to provide an additional update on Steve's post above.

Sunderland 101/Blackpool 703 has been bought by Beamish after its successful loan period.

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J2700 - Replica General Transport Corporation Ltd Bus

This is J2007 a replica of a General Transport Corporation Ltd bus of the early 1900's. Built in 2007 and based on an Iveco chassis.














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Is that the one which operates as Beamish disabled transport?

Lovely vehicle
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Yes it has a rear wheelchair lift and space for up to four wheelchairs inside. It runs between the Town and the Colliery Village.
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Barclay's Bank

Opened in 1999 this doesn't appear to have been a building that was relocated to Beamish, rather a facsimile of a typical high street bank. The bricks in the upper story are from Park House, Gateshead.

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Masonic Hall - Volume 2

The frontage to the building is from the original Masonic Hall in Park Lane, Sunderland which was built in 1869.

The reconstruction at Beamish opened to the public in 2006.

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Masonic Hall - Volume 1

The frontage to the building is from the original Masonic Hall in Park Lane, Sunderland which was built in 1869.

The reconstruction at Beamish opened to the public in 2006.

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