Beamish People

We recently spent an enjoyable day at the Beamish Museum ‘The Living Museum of the North’. It is a vast site and includes relocated buildings making up a small town, pit village, colliery, farm, railway station and much more, all connected by a tramway and other forms of period transport. What really brings it to life is the small army of staff and volunteers who clearly enjoy living out the lives of the characters they depict. It was school-trip season but that didn’t detract and it was good to see young people engaging with all that was on offer.


Beamish back


I am sure we will return on the annual pass offer (pay once and return as often as you like in the next twelve months). Hopefully one or two more blogs to follow shortly but in the meantime here are a few ‘Beamish People’. I couldn’t resist a bit of post shutter editing as these seemed to cry out for some monochrome treatment. I hope you agree.






10 thoughts on “Beamish People

  1. The photos are quite stunning and monochrome give them such sharpness of detail. Glad you and Sue felt so welcome in the area of my birth.

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    1. Hi Dave, yes well worth a visit. We spent almost 6 hours there and will return in a different season. I will publish one or two more ‘postcards’ from Beamish shortly. Looking at your blog, etc. we seem to travel on similar paths. Increasing use of smartphone photography, Snapseed, Pictures 2 Exe, etc. all sound familiar to me!

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