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Local history and heritage

South Tyneside has a rich heritage. As a Borough we may be small, but our history is fascinating and has played a major role in regional, national and even world history. 

You can learn about our history at South Tyneside's history and heritage

For more information, the Local Studies Collection at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word provides a good starting point to find out about the heritage of the local area.

You can also visit the South Tyneside Council website to:

  • find out more information about the Jarrow Crusade
  • view newspaper archives
  • find a list of useful online resources
  • find out more about archived electoral and parish registers
  • view South Tyneside historic images online 
  • research the lives of South Tyneside men and women involved in the First World War
  • find out more about the James Kirkup collection

South Tyneside Council: Local history and heritage