Here you will find links to our collection of publications and resources which you can view and download.
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Hidden Nature Exhibition
St James’ Graveyard Benwell – A haven for wildlife
Local History in Lockdown
Our first booklet of word searches, crossword, quiz and interesting facts
Our second booklet of word searches, crossword, quiz and interesting facts
Our third booklet of word searches, crossword, quiz and interesting facts
Talks from the Big Alternative Local History Event
Scot’s Wood: medieval Scotswood and its deer park, a talk by Rosie Serdiville – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLOFxHAysKI
The Survivors Tale, a talk by Ian Farrier – https://youtu.be/is9hkldItJw
What’s In A Name, a talk by Richard Bliss – https://youtu.be/ZKvFMhSsnAg
An 18th Century Newcastle Housekeeper, a talk by Sue Ward – https://youtu.be/MG_3ygQUR5w
The Grand and the Majestic: Memories of a childhood spent in the cinemas of Condercum Road, a talk by John Taberham – https://youtu.be/-qn9CE4iqpw
The full St James Heritage and Environment YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCePDTnx6zYkg9foHiF7z13Q/
Resources for schools
History Hunters: Local history resources
World War 1 Resource Pack
Environmental learning resources
Local history books
A Short History of St James’ Graveyard, Benwell
Elswick Through the Years in Maps and Pictures
Benwell Through the Years in Maps and Pictures
Never Felt So Good – Benwell and Scotswood in Felt
Built On Coal, The Story of Coal Mining in Benwell, Scotswood and Elswick
Waiting at the Pit Head
Men’s Lives in the West End – Booklet
A Guide to St James’ Graveyard
John Buddle – King of the Coal Trade
Richard Grainger and the West End of Newcastle
Bishop Arthur Thomas Lloyd – Third Bishop of Newcastle
The Boy and The Hall (published by Newcastle Community Heritage Project)
Pendower Estate – Homes For Heroes
Atkinson Road – A Century of Schools in Benwell
Remembering the Bond
Heritage trails and guides
Benwell and Scotswood at the time of the First World War – Heritage Trail
St James’ Church Heritage Guide
Children’s Graveyard Challenge
War Graves and Memorials at St. James’ Church
Benwell’s Lost Coal Mines- A Walking Trail
Benwell’s Big Houses – A Heritage Walk
Condercum: from the Romans to the bankers
Exploring 19th Century Elswick
Benwell and Elswick – Walking Tour
Alang The Road: Heritage Trail
Benwell Churches Heritage Trail
Famous Historical Figures of the West End
Films and audio recordings
Restoring the Graveyard – In 2016 St James’ Heritage and Environment Group obtained a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which enabled us to commission a specialist stonemason/conservator to work with us over a two-year period to repair and restore many of the damaged gravestones.
To see the section on removing moss, click here.
To see the section on repairing gravestones, click here.
To see the section on restoring the Buddle grave, click here.
To see the section on restoring the Grace grave, click here.
To see the section on removing graffiti, click here.
Riverside Voices: War and Peace on the Tyne – our new film about the history of industry along the West Newcastle riverside. This film was commissioned by St James’ Heritage & Environment Group as part of our First World War project funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The film was directed by local film-maker Adrin Neatrour.
Adelaide Terrace Memories- local voices
Stories from the Graveyard: telling the story of Benwell and Scotswood
Bringing it Back Home: What the First World War meant to Benwell and Scotswood. Extract from a performance at Bridgewater School, November 2014
This film is partof our project Bringing it back home: Benwell and Scotswood during the First World War funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Come with us on a trip down the Tyne from Newcastle Quayside to the North Sea
Blaydon Races 150th Anniversary – short film of the schools concert at St. James’ church
Men’s Lives in the West End
Stories in the Graveyard – download and listen to stories told by Chris Bostock
Heritage & Environment Group Newsletters
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