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Handling Boxes

Three colourful and stimulating handling boxes have been put together by staff in the archives at Woodhorn to engage young people with history and artefacts. The boxes are now available for schools to borrow for periods of up to two weeks.

For more information please ring 01670 624477/ 624474. 

The Toy Box

toys_1_200Children and teachers alike will be delighted with the contents of the Toy Box which includes 45 assorted photographs featuring a boy with a rocking horse at a Victory Tea in Ashington; Children at Cullercoats playing with a cart and toy boat; and a wooden toy man. 31 books are also included in the box with titles ranging from 1958 ‘Happy Days painting and activity book’ to ‘Dora the explorer’. Puzzles, puppets, board games and more make up the 26 toys. A full list of contents is available here.                             

The Seaside Box

at_the_seaside_200A beach bag containing all you'd need for a day by the sea is just one of the items in the Seaside trunk. You'll also find 2 Edwardian swimming costumes for children; a basket of shells; and a photograph album with 50 photographs ranging from A Holiday at Berwick upon Tweed Restores Youthful Vigour 1910; Spittal Paddling Pool taken in the 1960s; a modern photograph of the children’s play area in 2008; and more. A selection of books is included too featuring The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda & David Armitag.  For more details on the content of the Seaside Trunk have a look here.

My Family Box

my_family_200Take a look at family history with My Family Box. It contains lots of archive photographs including photographs of all family members and a blank family tree. Also in the box are books including Who Do You Think You Are – Be a family tree detective by Dan Waddell. A selection of costumes including a 1960s girls outfit with a cardigan; a 1960s boy’s costume with shorts, shirt and tank top; nd a girl’s dress/pinafore in Victorian style. Click here for the full list of contents.