Segedunum Journeys

Recorded at Segedunum Fort and Museum at Wallsend as part of the ‘Culture Bites @ North Tyneside’ podcast project.  The content was produced at a workshop run by Rachel Cochrane and inspired by the legendary passenger ship RMS Mauretania.  The ship was built in 1907 in the Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne adjacent to the site of Segedunum.

Podcast content

A series of diary entries from imagined characters which reflect the ship’s life from being built in the shipyards, through her time as a liner, WW1 hospital ship and decommissioning.

The writers are:

Verandah Cafe Mauretania Reference TWASDS.SWH4PH7640-Permission Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Verandah Cafe Mauretania Reference TWASDS.SWH4PH7640-Permission Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tracey Beadle

Tricia Millward

Sue White

Barabara Haswell

Joyce Zensz Snell

Margaret Scraggs

Carole Brailey

Dorothy Massey

Amanda Bloomfield

Louise Parker

Sarah Tovell

Pat Nelson

Mauretania propeller Reference TWAS DS.WS14324 Permission Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Mauretania propeller Reference TWAS DS.WS14324 Permission Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Photo of RMS Mauretania Reference TWASDS.SWH4PH7660  Permission Tyne and Archives and Museums

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