When John Mitchell arrived in Newcastle in the final year of the eighteenth century there were already three newspapers produced in the town.
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Harriet Martineau (1802-1877) has been described as Britain’s first female journalist, the first professional ‘woman of letters’, and the founder of the modern discipline we call sociology.
Thomas Spence (1750-1814) made a major contribution to revolutionary and reform movements, both in Newcastle and across Britain.
On the 27 June 1838 an estimated 70,000 people attended a political gathering on the Town Moor where prominent Chartists, among them the Chartist leader, Feargus O’Connor, delivered speeches that e
The first meeting of Newcastle’s Clarion Drama Club took place on 17 March 1911.
Frederick Douglass, one of the great antislavery activists, visited Tyneside in the first week of August, 1846 in the midst of his twenty-month trip around the United Kingdom.
In 1965, Motown Records sent some of its most famous and successful acts on a tour of the United Kingdom.
On Saturday, 21 October 1837, Newcastle printer John Turnbull published the first edition of the Northern Liberator, one of the longest-lived and best-read Chartist newspapers.
The first meeting of Newcastle's Clarion Drama Club took place on 17 March 1911.