The items sold in our online store allow you to own a piece of Weardale history without leaving your armchair. All proceeds raised through store sales go towards supporting the museum and its work.
John Wesley's Weardale
£5.00 (+ £2.00 P&P)$194
A musical celebration of Wesley’s first visit to Weardale May 26th 1752.
Featuring music by: The Newcastle Male Chorus, The Gibside Singers, Kids on Sunday, Elizabeth Ferguson and Alistair Dawes, Stanhope Silver Band and Ian Nicholson
Includes: North Country Fantasie (Gordon Langford), The Weardale Hymn (Harry Hopeful; trans. Steve Robson), Old English Melody (Samuel Wesley), How Great Thou Art (Arr. Norman Williams), and a selection of hymns
written by Charles Wesley.
Paperback book 'Writing and Walking On The World'.
A collection of writings with both personal and generic, poetical and pictorial elements reflecting on the things that the author feels are his most valued ‘possessions’ – Family, Health, Happiness and Freedom.
Paperback book 'The rocks, landscape and minerals of Weardale'.
Take a journey through time up the valley of Weardale. Unlock clues to past worlds, discover the impact of ice sheets and rivers and see how the mining of lead, iron and fluorite has supported the people of Weardale. Experience
the variety of scenery the dale has to offer from the lush pastures of the valley bottom to the open moorland of the peat covered fells.
Paperback book 'Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade'
Life saving at sea is always associated with the R N L I but less well known are the Volunteer Life Brigades, set up to provide shore-based rescue facilities using rocket equipment and breeches buoy. Created during a time when
loss of life from shipwreck was almost on a scale of national disaster, it was volunteers who set up the brigades, trained the recruits, raised funds and gave their time - and sometimes their lives - to save others. Sunderland
VLB was established in 1877 and has saved over 800 lives around the coastline. One of just three remaining VLBs in the UK, this book reveals the people behind it, its development over the years, and it's great significance
to the maritime history of the north east.
Author: Kathleen Gill
Kathleen Gill, the Author, is a Trustee of the Museum and its Curator. She managed the Sunderland VLB Museum for 10 years before moving to Crawleyside, Stanhope.
Tommy Thompson was born in Stanhope in Weardale in 1883. During a few years of the early 20th century he kept a small notebook recording daily events.
The notebook is reproduced with historical comment added from research done by David Heatherington and Kate Gill of the Museum.
A real glimpse into the life of an ordinary Weardale family.