Belford Centre 3
Bell View Resource Centre,
33 West Street,
Northumberland, NE70 7QF

Meetings on 3rd Saturday in the month at 10.00 am
(No meetings in June, July and August – Summer Break)



Next meeting: SAT 21 April 9.45 FOR 10.00 BELL VIEW BELFORD


The Rise and Fall of the Forsters of Bamburgh

talk by Carol Griffiths 


Come along and hear about the colourful characters of this fascinating family!



Everyone welcome!


Future Events

 Note: At meetings listed as “Members’ Stories” there is no guest speaker but members contribute their own stories, photos, etc., from their own research.

2017/18 Meetings:

All meetings start at 10.00am and are held at Bell View Resource Centre, 33 West St. Belford normally on the 3rd Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome, whether a complete beginner or experienced! Some of our members have Northumbrian ancestry and others do not.

At  Members’ Stories sessions  we do not have an outside speaker but contribute our own stories, photos, etc  (on a theme) from our own research.


Date                      Speaker                             Topic

16 Sept                      Ralph Holmes          Salmon Gallows and other stories


21 Oct                       Anthea Lang              From Here to Eternity – graveyards and

                                                                        funeral customs


18 Nov                     David Lockie               John Black’s Diary 1863


20 Jan                      Members’ Stories      Tiny Tots! (photos and memories of childhood)


17 Feb                     Chris Hunwick          The Archives of the Duke of Northumberland


17 Mar                     Members’ Stories        Finding your ancestor: practical tips


21 April                     Carol Griffiths        Lords of the Manor of Bamburgh-the Rise and Fall of the Forster Family


19 May                     AGM


Our 20th anniversary of the Branch is in 2018





Branch Reports : See Forum

Last updated 21 February 2017