Keeping a site like England’s North East running, costs time and money to develop and maintain. We started it as a hobby but it’s increasingly become a challenge to maintain and develop.
We set up a crowdfund site to help with this aim and thanks to our supporters this successfully contributed towards the target. Thank you to all who donated. Although the crowdfund is now closed you can still donate to the site using the button/link below.
👇 We suggest a contribution of £15 using the link below.
👆 You can donate using the link or button above. This links to our PayPal page but you don’t need a PayPal account. Note that the donations are paid through our sister site Tangled Worm
This will help to keep the site maintained and goes towards developing new content, new features, research and new images and helps with the running costs of the site.
TANGLED WORM is the online shop and sister site for England’s North East and is one way we raise revenue for the upkeep of our well-established North East site.
The England’s North East site began life as a bit of a hobby back in the 1990s and has continued to develop exponentially since.
Established by historian and former Northern Echo writer, David Simpson, it now features hundreds of pages covering North East history, culture and life. Running a site on this scale takes time and effort so revenue from the Tangled Worm shop at tangledworm.com goes towards maintaining and updating the site, even if it’s just to raise a bit of petrol money to go out and about and take photographs around the region.
With a name inspired by the worm legend stories of Northern England, Tangled Worm began life in March 2018 with a focus on maps featuring the history and heritage of North East England.
The initial focus was on these heritage maps which build on David’s extensive research into North East history. In recent months the Tangled Worm business has expanded into clothes, accessories and gifts, mostly with North East themes.
These products, with designs unique to Tangled Worm include mugs, clothes, coasters, cushions, tote bags, necklaces, door mats and tea towels and we are constantly expanding our ranges and products.
Our Hadrian’s Wall range features a map of the Roman wall and the main forts. The range includes mugs, coasters and place mats, a maxi wallet and a tote bag featuring the famous Sycamore Gap.
Clothes by Tangled Worm include hoodies and t-shirts, all available in a choice of four colours in various sizes. For example our Angel T-shirt is available in grey, white, green and light blue.
We also do socks featuring our very own Tangly. Our tote bags likewise include a choice of four colours for each product. There are bags for Mackem Lasses, Geordie Lasses and Durham Lasses and others featuring the Angel, Sanctuary Knocker and Bamburgh.
We are proud of our region and it’s great that sales from Tangled Worm can be used towards keeping the England’s North East site up and running.
Check out our Tangled Worm Shop at tangledworm.com and help support a North East site and business.
Attention North East writers, bloggers, creatives, businesses, venues and PR professionals. In this video DAVID SIMPSON highlights some of the opportunities available on the England’s North East site:
One of our ambitions for the New Year is to further develop the England’s North East site as a forum for promoting culture, arts, heritage, venues, visitor attractions, places to eat and stay as well as highlighting the talents of creative people and small businesses in the North East and North Yorkshire.
Writers, bloggers and PR professionals are encouraged to share content or submit stories to the site to showcase their work or that of their clients. Our only stipulation is that there should be some kind of North East connection.