JINGLE ON MY SON!

JINGLE ON MY SON!
A doughty champion of his local culture. (Poet Tom Hubbard)

2.6.19

NORTHERN VOICES COMMUNITY PROJECTS - LATEST PUBLICATIONS

FROM SEGEDUNUM TO THE SPANISH CITY: North Tyneside's heritage in words and pictures

Northern Voices Community Projects received significant financial backing from Awards for All and North Tyneside Council to publish this new book on the heritage of North Tyneside. The book looks at a broad range of local historic buildings in words and pictures.

It features poems, artwork and photographs by local people about these unique sites and the material submitted has
been imaginatively selected by editor Keith Armstrong and designer Peter Dixon for the book, which also features a sequence of poems by Armstrong and many images by Dixon himself.

From Segedunum to the Spanish City, from St. Mary's Island to Tynemouth Priory, from Willington Mill to Burradon
Tower, this is an atmospheric trawl through the vivid history of this fascinatingly diverse area of Tyneside.

2010. PRICE £7 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).


THE SPANISH CITY: The Heart and Soul of Whitley Bay in Words and Pictures

This Northern Voices Community Projects publication tells the vivid story of Whitley Bay’s heart and soul, the iconic landmark, the Spanish City.
Funded by North Tyneside Council, the book features creative writing from a range of local poets and story writers, illustrated by photographs and artwork, past and present.
It sets out to capture in dramatic imagery the atmosphere of the place and, with an eye to the future portrays the continuing appeal of the Spanish City for local folk and also visitors to the area.
This new publishing venture marks the centenary of the historic dome and builds on the large amount
of work produced by Northern Voices Community Projects over the years, following on from the
popular ‘From Segedunum to the Spanish City’ North Tyneside heritage volume.

2010. Price £5 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).

GORDON MACPHERSON
(1928-1999): the life, poems and stories of an East Durham Miner.

This is a moving and passionate account of one man’s extraordinary battle against adversity to raise
a family in an East Durham pit village.

Gordon MacPherson's poetry and writing sums up the arduous working conditions that miners
struggle under and his own personal battle with emphysema in later life.

Gordon was an ordinary miner who did great things. This book glows with love and human decency against all the odds.

It shows us the power of community and serves as an example for the future of this area of North
East England and beyond.

2010. PRICE £5 (SEND £2 POSTAGE).


STILL THE SEA ROLLS ON:
THE HARTLEY PIT CALAMITY OF 1862

A commemoration in words and images to mark its 150th anniversary featuring poems, stories,
drawings and photographs by local people.

The Hartley Pit Calamity of 1862 was the first large scale mining disaster of Victorian times. The extent of the calamity, together with the spreading of news by rail and telegraph, brought this tragic event in rural Northumberland into the homes of families throughout the land on a daily basis.
The reaction from the public, together with the interest shown by Queen Victoria, kept the story in
the press for more than a month.
This new book, commissioned by North Tyneside Council, has been published to mark the 150th anniversary of the calamity. With historical documents and images, alongside poems, songs, stories, photographs and drawings by local people, it forms part of a series of events and activities intended
to ensure that the story of Hartley is not forgotten.

2012. Price £7.99 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).



NORTH TYNESIDE STEAM:

A celebration of the bicentenary of the steam locomotive Blucher, together with the story of its creator George Stephenson in North Tyneside and of steam railways in the area.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY KEITH ARMSTRONG AND PETER DIXON.

2014. PRICE £7.99 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).



FOLLOW THE SUN:

A selection of words and pictures by local people to celebrate the bicentenary of the Stephensons' sundial at Killingworth.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY KEITH ARMSTRONG AND PETER DIXON.
2016. PRICE £3.50  (ADD £2 POSTAGE).


THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN:

A celebration by local people of the life and work of Joseph Skipsey in words and pictures to mark the 185th anniversary of his birth in Percy Main.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY KEITH ARMSTRONG AND PETER DIXON. 2017. PRICE £3.50 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).



SING A SONG FOR HENSHAW:

CD: Poetry and music from Northumbria. Keith Armstrong: Poetry, Chris Ormston: Northumbrian Pipes.
2018. PRICE £7 (INCLUDES POSTAGE).



THE WOODEN DOLLIES OF NORTH SHIELDS:

Their history in words and images celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Dolly in Northumberland Square.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY KEITH ARMSTRONG AND PETER DIXON.
2018. PRICE £5 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).


TYNE ANEW:

Inspiring public art in North Tyneside.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY KEITH ARMSTRONG AND PETER DIXON.
2019. PRICE £9 (ADD £2 POSTAGE).

All orders to:
Northern Voices Community Projects, 35 Hillsden Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE25 9XF.  TEL. 0191 2529531

the jingling geordie

My photo
whitley bay, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
poet and raconteur