Charlotte Bilby

Black and white image of volunteer researcher Charlotte Bilby

For the last 20 years, Charlotte has worked as a criminologist in universities, teaching and researching how prisons and probation work. While working on a project about how prisoners are shown in fiction, she came across the North Shields Edwardian police mugshots in the Tyne and Wear Archives. 

Charlotte is intrigued by how the criminal justice system dealt with North Shields’ offenders 100 years ago but is more interested in why people had a brush with the law. 

Charlotte is delighted to be working with the Heritologists, so that her research will find an interested audience who, she hopes, will be able to add to the stories she’s uncovered.


Would you like to volunteer with us?

We are looking for volunteer researchers to join our existing team and help find the stories that will be central to our exciting new project.

We are also looking for some whizz kids that love new technology to help us create some amazing digital content.

Please get in touch via email if you’d like to find out more.

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