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Mauretania Madness

Alan Seaman and principal archivist Richard Potts
Former county archivist Alan Seaman and principal archivist Richard Potts look at a plan of the Mauretania in the exhibition.

Mauretania madness has hit Tyne & Wear Archives Service with the opening of a joint exhibition with Tyne & Wear Museums to celebrate the centenary of the launch of one of Tyneside's greatest ships.

Chief Archivist Liz Rees with Ken Smith, author of "Mauretania - Pride of the Tyne" and Graham Bradshaw, curator of the Discovery Museum at the cake-cutting

For the archives service the exhibition, which runs until 19 November at the Discovery Museum, is only part of a year-long programme of events including talks, visits to schools with the Mauretania Magic Lantern and a website, made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery fund.

Mauretania centenary birthday cake
The magnificent Mauretania centenary birthday cake

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