Monthly Archives: August 2012

The National Family History Fair comes to Newcastle

The National Family History Fair on Saturday 08th September should give you lots of very useful help if you are trying to trace your family history. Packed full of key exhibitors, there are also talks and seminars plus advice on hand. The fair will be  … Continue reading

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Cultural Event in Newcastle: NE Generation Collective Showcase

The North East Generation Collective Showcase celebrates young people’s creativity across the North East next month on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September, 12-7pm at Stephenson Works. ‘The Collective Showcase celebrates three years of NE-Generation championing meaningful cultural opportunities for young … Continue reading

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York Conservation Consortium

I’ve just joined the York Conservation Consortium which has an incredible wealth of conservators of all types of specialisms. It’s great to think that there are so many craftsmen and women dedicated to preserving the history of one ancient and beautiful … Continue reading

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Woman ruins Spanish fresco in DIY restoration attempt

You may have seen this article in the news recently, where a DIY amateur restorer decided to take it upon herself to restore a 120 year old fresco in her local church with rather disastrous results. http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/08/22/fresco-ruined-woman.html What may appear to … Continue reading

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York National Book Fair – 14th & 15th September 2012

I booked my train tickets today to visit the York National Book Fair on Friday 14th September and Saturday 15th September. It’s Europe’s largest second hand and antiquarian book fairand is a must for any avid collector and book lover. There will … Continue reading

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Let’s go fly a kite…

I made this paper kite for my husband as a joke present for our first (paper) wedding anniversary recently. Here’s a photo of me having a shot at flying it today, on a beautiful, hot, sunny Saturday in Seaton Sluice, (how rarely … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Second Hand and Antiquarian Book Market

The next Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian book market will take place on Sunday 19th August, 10-4 pm.  I will be sharing my stall with Polly Bird, a local book binder who has trained under master bookbinder Derek Bradford of … Continue reading

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