Nominate your 1950s house for museum

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Residents living in a 1950s house can nominate it to be replicated at a museum.

A 1950s living room will be set up at Tynemouth Market on Sunday, February 22, as part of Beamish’s Nominate Your House community events.

Beamish wants people to help decide which style of 1950s semi-detached social housing should be built in its planned 1950s Town.

People can nominate the 1950s semi they live in now, or perhaps their childhood home, even if it has since been knocked down.

The winning house will be decided by a public vote and the person who made the nomination will even get the chance to stay overnight in the finished exhibit as part of the opening celebrations.

Geraldine Straker, Remaking Beamish Project Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be giving people the chance to nominate their 1950s semi to be replicated at Beamish.

“We’re inviting people from across North Tyneside to come and visit us at Tynemouth Market on Sunday to find out more about Nominate Your House and how they can get involved.

“We’re also keen to hear people’s memories of life in the 1950s – so come along and see us.”

Nominated houses must be from the north east, semi-detached and originally built as social housing between 1950 and 1959.

For more information on Nominate Your House, visit www.beamish.org.uk, email 1950s@beamish.org.uk or contact Geraldine Straker on (0191) 370 4060.