Shadows from the Past

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Steve.UK
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Shadows from the Past
Aug 19, 2009

Hi Everyone,

I recently had a day trip to Beamish - an open air museum which tells the story of the people of North East England at two important points in their history – 1825 and 1913.

In 1825, the region was rural and thinly populated. The Industrial Revolution, particularly the coming of the railways, accelerated change. By 1913 the heavy industries of the region were at their peak.

Beamish stands in 300 acres of County Durham countryside, eight miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, twelve miles north west of Durham city. It is not a traditional museum. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been dismantled, brought to Beamish and rebuilt here. Some - Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and the Drift Mine - were here already. All of the buildings are filled with furniture, machinery and objects from designated collections.

Here's some pics of an enjoyable trip despite the weather!

Regards
Steve
http://steve-uk.smugmug.com/

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