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Ships, trains and glass negatives

South Shields Local History Group is looking for volunteers from outside the group with a knowledge of ships and trains to help identify and research a collection of glass negatives dating from the late 1800s to about 1930.  The photographic images are held in the local history section of the town library in Prince Georg Square. Having just  gained funding from the Community Foundation under its Active At 60 scheme, the images will also be digitised to help the library preserve the glass negatives for future generations.

Anyone interested in becoming involved or wishing to find out more is invited to the library on May 17, between 2pm and 4pm. For information about the photographic collection, contact the Local Studies Library on 424 7860, or log on to The full report can be found here.


Photo:  Anne Sharp of South Shields Local History Group with an old glass photographic plate (The Shields Gazette).

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