Beamish Museum pays tribute to Frank Atkinson

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    BBC Tyne & Wear, 30 December 2014. "An open air museum in County Durham has paid tribute to its "inspirational" founder who has died at the age of 90. Frank Atkinson came up with the idea for Beamish from visits to folk museums in Scandinavia. Concerned the North East could lose its identity and traditions with the disappearance of industries such as coal mining and ship building, he began collecting every day objects...."
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