Nostalgic Views of the North 2: more from the Ward Philipson collection

The Heritage Lottery sponsored project ‘Photo Memories Organisation’ is saving and sharing a selection of the Ward Philipson photographic collection comprising over 150,000 images of the North East, with engravings and etchings dating back to the 1700s and photographs from the 1850s to the 1960s. In September 2014 John Moreels MBE, the owner of the collection, visited our group with his first talk and visual presentation featuring images of the North East, while introducing the collection and what had been achieved by the volunteers in the first 12 months. A year on and this incredible resource has many stories to tell as the website now has over 4,500 restored images displayed and uncovered a history and background of the collection which includes a working relationship with Thomas Bewick’s family.

On Wednesday 23 September 2015, John will return with the second part of the amazing story. John will tell us more about the project and present a new collection of recently found images which will bring back many memories while being fascinating and entertaining. John will also have his third publication for sale at a special discounted price and will be telling us how we can all help with the project.

Here we present a couple of local photographs from the collection:

Tates Radio Shields Road

Anyone remember this shop on Shields Road?

Beavans

And this one?

Smiths Crisps Coast Road

And recognise this much changed building on the Coast Road?

To book for the talk, which takes place at the Corner House Hotel on Heaton Road, please contact: maria@heatonhistorygroup.org / 07443 594154 Free for members. £2 for non members. We ask you to be in your seat by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start so that we can give unclaimed seats to people on our reserve list.

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