Printing and Reading in Historic Newcastle: A Walking Tour
24 Sep 16
Starting Point: St Nicholas Cathedral Square (Mosley Street), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF
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This hour-long walking tour explores the geography and history of print and reading in Newcastle. By 1800, Newcastle was a nationally-significant printing centre in England, but little is known of the city’s reading heritage. Starting at the site of Thomas Bewick’s workshop, we will retrace the city’s lost sites of printing and reading, and discover the reading and shopping habits of individual residents, from the sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries. What were readers reading in early modern Newcastle? Who owned, sold, read, made or performed printed text and music in early modern Newcastle?
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