Thanks Barry for your advice. I have found asking questions on local message boards is a great start. You meet great people with very wide local knowledge, and this forum has been that for me… many thanks. Local families with knowledge of events involving their ancestors can help… however you've got to find modern day descendants… often via a basic family history work-up of that family. Once you have more knowledge an archive search is productive… the Tyne & Wear Archives has been great.
You mention local archives. I have used your South Tyneside Local Studies Library on other efforts (Zeppelin attack) with great success… I should try them with the local school story. Other local archives should include historical societies, but I don't know how to contact the Jarrow and Hebburn Historical Society… can you help here?
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