The South Tyneside Remembers website has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. All of the information it contains has been researched and input by volunteers and staff at South Tyneside Libraries.
The inspiration for the original bid was the James Hoy Archive which was compiled by Mr Peter Hoy who, having carried out much of his original research in the library, approached us to ask if it was possible for us to create a website from the information.
The South Tyneside Remembers volunteers meet weekly to research the lives and the military history of men and women from South Tyneside using resources such as Ancestry, Find My Past, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and North East War Memorials Project websites.
The website was designed and will be maintained and developed by South Tyneside Council's Web Team.
Information was input by South Tyneside Remembers volunteers, volunteers from the DWP as part of their Project 10,000 and by library staff.
Our research has shown that every person has as valuable story to tell about their involvement in World War One. It is our intention that this website stands as a fitting memorial to them.