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Branch Meetings

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Date Subject of Talk Speaker Branch
5th December 2023 @ 1:30pm Christmas Lunch North Tyneside
6th December 2023 @ 1:30pm Did You Know? Curious Christmas Facts Phyllis McGraw Wansbeck
6th December 2023 @ 2pm Christmas lunch – Royal Station Hotel Newcastle
12th December 2023 @ 3pm Members Forum Consett
13th December 2023*** (Note change of date) @ 1:30pm Members Forum South Tyneside
13th December 2023 @ 7pm Border Reiver Ancestry Wendy Tait Mayfield NE Roots(PM)
14th December 2023 @ 7pm Xmas meeting – Christmas Quiz and Faith Supper (or meal out? Tynedale
18th December 2023 @ 10am The Interwar Years on Tyneside John Stobbs NE Roots(AM)
19th December 2023 @ 1pm Christmas Cheer Alison Thorburn Blyth
20th December 2023**Date TBC @ 1pm Members Forum Belmont Durham
2nd January 2024 @ 1:30pm No Meeting North Tyneside
3rd January 2024 @ 1:30pm AGM and Members’ Forum: Surprises, Secrets and Lies in our Family History. Wansbeck
3rd January 2024 @ 2pm Who were the Birtley Belgians? Valerie Greaves Newcastle
9th January 2024 @ 3pm TBA Consett
10th January 2024 @ 7pm The Downies of Glen Isla and Northumberland Gordon Downie NE Roots(PM)
11th January 2024 @ 7pm Members’ Forum – Old Family items I have kept Tynedale
15th January 2024 @ 10am Faraday, Frankenstein & Feminism: where family history and traditional history intersect David Irwin NE Roots(AM)
16th January 2024 @ 1pm AGM Blyth
17th January 2024 @ 1:30pm THE ANGEL OF COMICAL CORNER PETE HAMPSON South Tyneside
17th January 2024 @ 1pm Finchale’s Golden Mile Dave Shotten Belmont Durham
9th March 2024 @ 1:15pm Fat Cows and Railway Lines: The links between agricultural development and industrialisation in North-East England Dr Winifred Stokes London

Annual General Meeting

Date Location Talk Details
Saturday 9th September 2023 10.30am for 11am North Shields Library – see North Tyneside Branch for location Followed by a talk by Carolyn Ball, County Archivist, on the new archives in Durham Details have been published in the Autumn Journal – pages 101 – 105

Regional Events

This is a list of events that are happening in Northumberland or Durham, or that the Society is attending. They have not been organised by the Society and the Society is unable to provide further information about them. Anyone seeking further information should contact the organisers direct.

Date Location Event Details
Saturday 9th December @ 1:30pm Room ER140, Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Durham Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland Event – Nonconformist chapels of Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland by Peter Ryder. Followed at 2:30 by ‘Archaeological work at Bamburgh Castle’ by Graeme Young See here for more details
Thursday 14th December @ 7pm Online using Zoom British Association for Local History lecture- “Northumbrian institutions” reconsidered: three upland communities in medieval Britain by Prof Fiona Edmonds See here for more details
Online Exhibition Durham University Library Website Prince Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall Durham University Library has asked the Society to share this link to their new online exhibition about Prince Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall:
See here for more details

Zoom Presentation by County Durham Forum for History and Heritage

Our Society is affiliated with the CDFHH, and members of our Society can attend their zoom presentations.
See CDFHH Website for more information on the group.

Details on how to connect to the meeting will be emailed to members.
If you have not received instructions before the day of the meeting, please email with your name and membership number.

Date Subject of Talk Speaker
Tues 10th Oct Pits, Pockmarks & Haggerleases: the story of Cockfield Fell Chris Lloyd
Wed 15th Nov People’s History of Gibside Val Scully

Last updated: 2nd December 2023