Project ID987
DescriptionWhickham U3A's history group wanted a new direction. The aim was to collect information through personal interviews, and by visits to archives and libraries to research books, journals and maps to show how much life styles have changed in the the 20th century. The final project will record how our fellow citizens were educated, lived, worked, worshipped and spent their leisure time over the last hundred years, from rural views to urban sprawl and from small shops in the front room to the massive Metro Centre.
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AWhickham & District U3A
Year started1999
Source of referenceSources 9, September 2000
OutputThere is a website, CDs and booklets and there were plans for a book.
NotesThe project is supported by the Kellett Fund (set up in 1995 to enable the education of senior citizens in Tyne and Wear), as well as Millennium Awards for All and Whickham U3A. This enabled the purchase of the required equipment and some tuition from Gateshead College.