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.
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:
Joyce Zensz Snell
Photo of RMS Mauretania Reference TWASDS.SWH4PH7660 Permission Tyne and Archives and Museums