Archives work to be unveiled at Woodhorn meeting

A SPECIAL meeting is being held to look at some of the information uncovered during a museum project.

For anyone interested in finding out more about the work of the Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn, the symposium is a great opportunity.

Thanks to significant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund staff and volunteers have been able to spend many hours listing and delving into papers and documents of a variety of families and organisations as part of the Working Lives project.

This event at Woodhorn Museum on Saturday, May 7, will highlight some of the fascinating facts and remarkable finds as well as explaining about the techniques employed.

Head of collections at the museum Sue Wood said: “It gives us a great deal of satisfaction to be able to share some of our findings and to explain how we work.

“There’s a lot of painstaking research and organisation goes in to making collections of documents accessible to the public, and I think many people will find it really interesting.”

Some of the topics covered will include the records of Lord Crewe’s Charity, the St Paul and Butler Families of Ewart Park, Bamburgh Castle Hospital as well as engaging youngsters with the archives and the use of digital technology.

The event at Woodhorn begins at 10am and closes at 5pm.

Places are free but limited so need to be booked either by e-mailing or calling (01670) 528025.