This timeline aims to document the diverse history of Benwell. This includes documentation of key social, cultural, economic, political, community activist and geographical events that have shaped the landscapes and lives of Benwell.

There is also a sister timeline for the area of North Shields.

We aim to add to this timeline over the course of the Imagine North East project and we encourage those who live or have lived in Benwell or North Shields to contribute documents, thoughts, memories and comments.

If you have a key event that you would like to add to the timeline please email us at:

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