The Hidden History of Longbenton!

  • Description

    "A missing local second world war RAF base has led to North Tyneside youngsters embarking on an historical mission that may unearth a secret. As the young detectives delve deeper into their history their inquisitive nature is being tested to its limits. Secrets, espionage and explosive tales may come to the surface – can you help?....The young air cadets are situated on Marquis Close, Benton – the site of Second World War Balloon Command base, RAF Longbenton, which protected the North-East’s skies until its closure in 1963....."
  • Owner

    2344 Longbenton Squadron
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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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.