Author Archives: Zoe Finlay

Yorkshire Exhibition; Mr Turner and Mr Girtin

If you find yourself in West Yorkshire before 05 July 2015, I recommend a visit to the Harewood House exhibition, ‘Mr Turner and Mr Girtin; The Early Years’. Two of Britain’s most fantastic watercolourists exhibited side by side is a treat … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair; 26th April 2015

The first Tynemouth Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday 26th April. Arrive early to find the best bargains and browse a huge range of books from the booksellers of Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.  

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Hexham Book Festival 2015

Don’t forget that the tenth excellent Hexham Book Festival will soon be upon us from 20th April until the 04th May. If you haven’t had a look through the programme yet, I recommend doing so soon in order to secure any tickets before they’re sold … Continue reading

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Revealing Lost Content

I am frequently asked whether faded text on documents can be enhanced. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to reverse the damage, however, a website has recently come to my attention which may be of use. retroReveal is a service … Continue reading

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‘A broad field: antiquarianism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century’ – Public lecture, Wed 30th Oct.

There is an interesting (free) public lecture this Wednesday, for those of you in the local area with an interest in Antiquarianism. Details are given below: Wednesday 30 October, at 6.00pm in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building (note: later start time) … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave Begins…!

Please note that the studio is now closed and I will be on maternity leave until approximately late 2014. These are such exciting times ahead, not only because of our impending arrival but I am also looking forward to a new studio when the business re-starts, … Continue reading

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Northumberland History Fair; 27th October, Woodhorn Colliery

This years’ Northumberland History Fair will take place at Woodhorn Colliery on 27th October, 11-4pm. The event will explore local history and be attended by some of the organisations who help to preserve it.

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Family History Fair; Saturday 07th September, Newcastle

This years’ Family History Fair will be in Newcastle again on Saturday 07th September, 10-4pm at the Central Premier Inn, (see the above link for directions). If you are from the region and are interested in or are already engaged in researching your family … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s New Library

Wow, Birmingham’s new city library is pretty impressive; http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/aug/29/birmingham-library-francine-houben-pictures#/?picture=416013925&index=0 Whether you like the architecture or not, it’s great to see a new library being opened despite the economic struggles and more to the point, it must surely be in response to … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day; reminder to book your favourites

The next Heritage Open Days event is scheduled for 12th-15th September 2013. For the full list of some great free heritage days out and events including access to buildings not normally open to the public, go to: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/laa/Newcastle%20upon%20Tyne Many events fill up … Continue reading

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