St Marys
St Mary’s Hall
Wanley Street, Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 1DP
Contact: Carol Trinder
Email: blythbranch@ndfhs.org.uk
 

Meetings on 3rd Tuesday in the month at 1pm – Note Change of Time
(No meetings in July and August)
All visitors are welcome

 

Date Subject of Talk Speaker
21st May 2024 Blyth RNLI Mick Killen
18th June 2024 Stannington Maternity Hospital Fiona Mitford


Reports of meetings

April 2024

On Tuesday 16th April with 14 members present. Our speaker was David Hastings with a very interesting talk on True Heroes of the Sea. Lots of questions asked.

March 2024

On 19th March we had 18 members present, which included some new faces. Our speaker was Chris Killen who gave an insight on the work and lives of the Herring Lasses. Very interesting.

Next meeting is on Tuesday 16th April with David Hastings talking about The True Heroes of the Sea.

February 2024

Blyth branch report for Tuesday 20th February. We had 12 members present, with 2 apologies. Our speaker was George Nairn who as always gave us a wonderful talk and presentation of the history of postcards. Everyone enjoyed seeing the various types of postcards.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19th March with Chris Killen talking about the Herring Lasses.

January 2024

The meeting on the 16th January was attended by 14 members plus 3 apologies.
This was the Branch AGM when all of the Committee was re-elected although the Treasurer has indicated he would like to stand down.

December 2023

Meeting held on Tuesday 19th December, Blyth branch. We had 14 members present and everyone enjoyed Alison’s funny stories. Our buffet was next and then we had our knowledge tested with a quiz, which got everybody talking.

November 2023

Blyth branch report for meeting held on Tuesday 21st November. We had 23 present with some new faces which was good to see. Brian Godfrey gave a presentation of old photographs and postcards of Blyth. This had everyone remembering past events and old buildings which no longer exists.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19th December with Alison Thoburn with her Christmas Cheer.

October 2023

At the meeting held on Tuesday 17th October. We had 12 members present and 4 apologies.

Alan gave us an interesting talk on Blyth Police Station with pictures of what it was like before it was closed. This was followed by some questions, which Alan answered. Some old photos was also handed around of the building and surrounding area.

Next meeting is on Tuesday 21st November with Brian Godfrey talking about “Blyth”.

September 2023

At the meeting held on Tuesday 19th September we had 11 members present and 4 apologies. Everyone enjoyed a very interesting and informative talk by Kevin Johnson. He told members how to access the website and about all different aspects of the society. Also what information is available that can help you with your family history. Various questions were asked and Kevin was able to answer all queries. We also had a member join the society.

June 2023

Our meeting saw only 9 members present and 5 apologies. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t help but we still had a very interesting talk on Bedlington Remembered by Barry Mead. This gave an insight into the changes over the years and how it is hoped that the old station buildings will be saved.

We have no meetings in July or August. Next meeting is Tuesday 19th September with Kevin Johnson on NDFHS Website.

May 2023

We had 12 members and 4 apologises for our meeting on Tuesday 16th May. A brilliant talk on Paddy Freeman Remembered was given by Joyce Jackman. As well as some good family history about Paddy and his life the talk illustrated his impact on Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 20th June with Barry Mead and his talk Bedlington Remembered.

April 2023

At the Branch meeting held on Tuesday 18th April we had 14 present and 2 apologises. David Hastings gave a excellent talk on the RNLI with the title ‘Wooden boats and Iron Men’. He is a very good speaker and very interesting.

Our next meeting on Tuesday 16th May is Joyce Jackman talking about Paddy Freeman Remembered.


(Last updated 29th April 2024)