On Valentine’s Day – 14 tales of devotion that endure in the heart of Tyneside

On Valentine’s Day – 14 tales of love and devotion that endure in the heart of Tyneside from the vaults of Tyne and Wear Archive

It’s Valentine’s Day – a time when gross sales of playing cards and containers of goodies undergo the roof, and when eating places (in regular occasions) and flower outlets ramp up their costs.

Or, should you’re a extra romantic soul, it is a day when courting or married {couples} can indulge in shows of public affection and bathe one another with items and kisses.

The origins of the massive day are unclear and have been misplaced in the mists of time.

It in all probability originates from a pagan fertility pageant in pre-Roman occasions referred to as Lupercalia, which unfold throughout the Roman Empire, together with a lot of the UK, and ultimately turned a day of remembrance for St Valentine.

Nobody is aware of precisely who St Valentine was, though some historians recommend he was a Roman martyred in the third century AD by a Roman Emperor.

For younger and old romantics, due to Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums, we function a bunch of museum love tales – tales of devotion that endure in the heart of Tyneside.

Courtly love, maternal love, Goddess love, doomed love – and a bit of cheekiness – characterise the collections of museums and galleries on Tyneside relating to affairs of the heart.

From Egyptian statues of Venus to delicate Victorian Valentines, love tales span continents and generations.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

All pictures courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archive & Museums.

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supply: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/information/historical past/gallery/valentines-day-14-tales-devotion-19809635


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