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.
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.
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 Kirk up collection
South Tyneside Council: Local history and heritage