Dame Rosemary Cramp - Blue Plaques

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Information about the plaque

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside unveil the Blue Plaque alongside Andrew Watts of Groundwork, and Eric Cambridge, Chair of the Friends of the World of Bede.
Blue Plaque to Dame Rosemary Cramp
Blue Plaque to Dame Rosemary Cramp
Dame Rosemary Cramp (Picture Credit: By J. Veitch Copyright Department of Archaeology Durham University.)

A commemorative Blue Plaque has been raised honouring Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp, an archaeologist and the first female professor at Durham University.

Cramp led the development of a museum that created the Bede Museum and Anglo-Saxon farm, which is now known as Jarrow Hall (formerly Bede's World).

The plaque was unveiled by the Mayor of South Tyneside alongside her Mayoress Stella Matthewson.

The Friends of the World of Bede and Durham University also attended as the event coincided with the opening of a new exhibition and celebration of Cramp's work and legacy.

Each year, the Council supports the installation of up to three new blue plaques, one funded by the Council and the others privately funded.

The plaque to Dame Rosemary Cramp was funded by Groundwork South and North Tyneside and Jarrow Hall.