Monthly Archives: May 2012

Old Newcastle paper mills

I recently came across this advertisement for a paper mill which previously stood on the corner of Little Blagdon Street, Newcastle upon Tyne: It’s easy to forget the sheer amount of paper mills there used to be all around us … Continue reading

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Paper Wine Bottles – the shape of things to come?

The world’s first paper wine bottle is about to be launched by the company, Greenbottle. With less weight than your average glass bottle and far more biodegradable the carbon footprint is much reduced. In turn, this brings down transport costs … Continue reading

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Interesting National Archives video

This is an interesting video showing how items in an archive collection are boxed, the US National Archives in this case. Note the mention of choosing storage materials which are chemical, lignin and acid free. These are all essential criteria … Continue reading

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Lemington Heritage Group Talk

I delivered my presentation on Paper Conservation to the Lemington Heritage Group, Newcastle, on Monday night. It was a great night. The audience were enthusiastic and we had an interesting debate about digitisation (the storing of images of heritage items … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Newcastle Late Shows, Friday 18th to Saturday 19th May – free, excellent culture crawl not to be missed!

Definitely a date for your diary, this yearly event is bigger and better than ever with special events all over Newcastle involving culture and the arts from music, food, readings and art shows to performances. Best of all, it’s free! … Continue reading

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Photos of old Newcastle found

A newly discovered collection of photographic plates which depict Newcastle in the 19th century have been accidently discovered. They show daily Newcastle life in a way that has not been seen before, showing detailed street scenes and a fascinating insight. … Continue reading

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