Hipsburn School Project 

                                     

                                                                                      Photo  courtesy of Pat Rennison

 

The project is a partnership between the Museum, Hipsburn First School and Alnmouth History Group and aims to record the history and local dialect of the Hipsburn/Alnmouth area to provide both a teaching resource for the school and a Local history Trail for visitors and local people.

 

Activities underway.

1.0 Oral History interviews are being recorded in 3 main subject areas;

-Families who remember holidaying in the summer encampment in the 1950s among the dunes on the south side at Alnmouth

-Memories of schooldays and growing up in the area and

-Stories of the Alnmouth fishing families since the Second World War.

 The audio interviews will be edited with photographs, pupils drawings and videos and produced on a DVD.

 

2. Based on the school days memories from the 30s, 40s and 50s a short film script will be developed and recorded in the Museum with pupils from Hipsburn First School.

 

                                           

                                                                       Photo courtesy of Pat Rennison

2. Based on the school days memories from the 30s, 40s and 50s a short film script will be developed and recorded in the Museum with pupils from Hipsburn First School.This project aims to bring out the history of the Hipsburn/Alnmouth area,  and to make it more accessible for local people and visitors alike. 

 
 
3.0 Alnmouth History group are making a village trail for visitors and the children. Routes being assessed are :

 

a)     Circular Route . Provisionally: school > Duchess Bridge via pedestrian way; Duchess Bridge > Peases Park via Lover’s Walk; Pease’s Park > Northumberland Street via Garden Terrace; Northumberland Street > War Memorial/1876 School; War Memorial > Duchess Bridge via Shepherd’s Hill; return to Hipsburn School.

 

b)     Linear Route. As for a) to Pease’s Park, then, for example, via Ferryman’s Hut and Riverside Road to beach walkway, returning to the Hindmarsh Hall bus stop viaPease’s Lane/Nethergrange.

 

            Chronologic & Environmental Themes covered would include: Mesolithic & Bronze Age, natural estuarine marshland; Sea and Road transport, the need for bridges and harbours; the Medieval village, exploitation of natural resources, coal- and salt-working; Eighteenth- and early-Nineteenth century trade and seafaring, especially farming and corn; the story of the village ‘High Street’ through its  Buildings and Monuments.

 

            All elements of the route(s) and the content  will be guided by discussions with school staff and the Trail is provisionally planned as to be ready by end 2015.

 

 

            If you feel that you have any information, items or photographs that would be of interest  to the above project do please Contact them via the normal Contact Us facility. Thank you .