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The Mouth of the Tyne

A talk on the 'Mouth of the River Tyne' will be given at next week's Wednesday Heritage Club in South Shields.

Local historian and author Anthea Lang will outline the importance of the mouth of the River Tyne to local history at the talk on Wednesday 14 November at 2pm at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word.

Her illustrated talk will be based around a new edition of the map, 'Mouth of the Tyne 1913', published in 2016 by Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Maps, showing the changes to that area since the 1895 edition.

For many years Alan Godfrey has been producing a wide ranging series of local annotated Ordnance Survey maps using a variety of local authors to write the text. This talk takes a look at the area on either side of the river Tyne from Tynemouth to South Shields as it appeared just before the outbreak of World War One. It comes with various directory extracts and information about the area on the reverse. Copies of the new map will be available for purchase after the talk.

Anthea used to work for South Tyneside Libraries before becoming Local History and Heritage Manager for Gateshead Council. Since her retirement she has become a City Guide and an adult education tutor giving lots of talks across the region. She has also written six local history books and is currently writing for Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps.

Tickets for Anthea's illustrated talk 'The Mouth of the Tyne', are available from The Word, priced at £1.50.


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