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May 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Metro Memories: Constructing the Metro

hare your own memories or bring your pieces of memorabilia of the Metro at our Metro Memories Community Events, and...

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hare your own memories or bring your pieces of memorabilia of the Metro at our Metro Memories Community Events, and contribute to Nexus’ historic archives! These FREE events are designed to trigger your memories of anything and everything related to the Metro system, so we can add your memories to the community history content of the Nexus archive.

These events are open to all. Current and retired Metro staff, their families and friends are especially welcome. After all, it’ll be your memories that add the human touch to the facts and figures about the Tyne & Wear Metro!

Dr Kath Smith and her team of memory collectors from Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future will start off each session by sharing a selection of the amazing photographs that have been taken, and films that have been made since the Tyne & Wear Metro began to run 42 years ago. We’re sure that this wonderful material will get some conversations going and trigger happy memories!

Date and Time:

Wednesday 4th May 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Constructing the Metro: We want to hear more about what it was like to build the Metro system. Were you involved in building the stations, digging the tunnels, laying the tracks, or testing the trains? If so we’d love to meet you and hear your stories.

Other Community Events:

Wednesday 20th April 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Travelling on the Metro

Saturday 30th April 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Working on the Metro

Booking information:

Each person attending, including adults accompanying children, must have their own ticket.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to make a small donation to support the charitable work of The Common Room, it would be hugely appreciated. As this is a free event, models are reused by future visitors and cannot be taken home.

Additional information

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

The Common Room is taking a number of precautions to mitigate the risk to the public regarding COVID-19. Attendees will be encouraged to wear a face covering (unless they have a medical exemption) where possible. We would appreciate it if attendees could complete a lateral flow test prior to attending, and we kindly ask you do not attend if you have had a positive test result for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please email lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

About Remembering the Past:

Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future holds one of the longest-established digital archives of local history anywhere in the UK, gathering local people’s stories, photos and memories to add to their online archive, which can be viewed at www.rememberingthepast.co.uk

In summer 2021 Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future received the prestigious Queens Award for Volunteering, the MBE for volunteer groups, for their ongoing work. The team are proud to be part of the consortium of organisations which has produced the Metro Memories exhibition and events.



May 4, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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