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On this Day in 1864

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) was founded on the 5th December 1864 and was the first such organisation in the world. It was founded in response to the tragedy of five ships being wrecked on Black Middens rocks during 3 days of storms in November 1864, adding to the many lives lost over the years because of the treacherous rocks. The TVLV Watch House was built in 1887.

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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

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