We thought we would do our duty and present a selection of pictures showing South Tyneside cub scouts from the 1960s to the 80s. And they feature youngsters from a wide variety of troops, such as the 22nd South Shields B Pack; the 19th St Lawrence troop and the 7th Northfield Gardens pack.
Some pictures just make you stop and stare – and wonder what was going on when the photo was taken. Today’s main image, for example, shows schoolchildren reaching through the bars of a metal fence surrounding Stanhope County Secondary School, in South Shields, in April 1967, while the teachers mill around in the yard. It looks like the youngsters were clamouring to get inside, though they were probably happier to be skipping lessons. And the reason for the “lock-out”?
The sea has brought a great many people to the shores of South Shields, and sent many others away again. Today Rob Venus is hoping readers can help provide him with information regarding three brothers, Israel, Aaron and Daniel Venus, who came here in the late 19th century. The Gazette made mention of Israel back in 2008, and now Rob is keen to learn more about his great-great-grandfather, Aaron.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".