Tyne & Wear

Hand and Knife Silhouette

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of "Jack the Ripper", the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during ...
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Sir John Lambton Battling the Lambton Worm Source: English fairy and other folk tales, by Edwin Sidney Hartland (1890)

The Lambton Worm

The River Wear snakes for forty miles through the County of Durham in Northeast England. From high up in Weardale ...
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Concrete Air Raid Shelter as described by a resident of Jarrow upon Tyne

Take Cover

The picture below shows three Anderson Shelters after a bombing raid. The shelters were made from corrugated iron. Curved sections ...
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Dark Angel – Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Robson was born in the colliery village of Low Moorsley in the County of Durham, (Now part of ...
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