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Local history and heritage

South Tyneside has a rich heritage. As a Borough we may be small, but our history is fascinating and has played a major role in regional, national and even world history. 

The Local Studies Collection at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, provides a good starting point to find out about the heritage of the local area.

Visit the South Tyneside Council website to:

  • find out more information about the Jarrow Crusade
  • view newspaper archives
  • find a list of useful online resources
  • find out more about archived electoral and parish registers
  • view South Tyneside historic images online 
  • research the lives of South Tyneside men and women involved in the First World War
  • find out more about the James Kirk up collection

South Tyneside Council: Local history and heritage