Robert Kilburn is the creator of Tyne and Weird, a group focusing on strange history, urban legends and folklore in the North East of England. Studying at the University of Sunderland he also directs short documentaries and works with artists to create work related to the strange in his home county.

Since the dawn of mankind we have desired to leave our mark on the world around us. From grand monuments,

The phrase "Tapping the Admiral" originates from a piece of folklore surrounding the death of Horatio Nelson at the Battle