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1771 Flood Papers and 1780-84 Poll Book

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Two of our more interesting possessions, the 1771 Tyne Flood Papers and the 1780-84 Poll Book, are now on our website, and have been transcribed and indexed by volunteers, in a joint venture between the Explore Lifelong Learning programme in Newcastle and the Antiquaries.

Please note; the copyright in both the images and the transcriptions remains with the Society of Antiquaries in Newcastle upon Tyne

 Acknowledgements and thanks

The digitised copy of the Flood Papers was made by Dr Ria Snowdon for Professor Helen Berry of Newcastle University, and put onto the Antiquaries’ website after a lecture by Professor Berry in February 2015. The Poll Book was one of the exhibits in the Society's bicentennial exhibition in 2013, and the digitisation was funded as part of this, under the Heritage Lottery Fund's overall grant towards our Bicentenary events.

Technical work on the website database, and much handholding during the process of uploading the material, was done by our webmasters Cornwell Internet. Transcription was done by volunteers,  with co-ordination, editorial work and research by Sue Ward.

Our thanks to all of them.


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