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Branch Meetings

Click on the link to the branch to find out more information about the time, location and future meetings

Date Subject of Talk Speaker Branch
4th June 2024 @ 1:30pm Summer Outing Bill Nicholson North Tyneside
5th June 2024 @ 1:30pm My Life as a Miner in the South East Northumberland Coalfield Geoff Glass Wansbeck
5th June 2024 @ 2pm The Horsekeeper’s Daughter Jane Gulliford Lowes Newcastle
12th June 2024 @ 7pm DNA In Family History: Introduction and Examples Professor John E. Heckels NE Roots(PM)
13th June 2024 @ 7pm Members’ Forum – Why did they leave and where did they go? Tynedale
17th June 2024 @ 10am Historic Maps of Northumberland and Durham Laragh Quinney – National Library of Scotland NE Roots(AM)
18th June 2024 @ 1pm Stannington Maternity
Fiona Mitford Blyth
19th June 2024 @ 1:30pm Herring Lasses Mick & Chris Killen South Tyneside
19th June 2024 @ 1pm Metal Mining in the Durham Dales Brian Young Belmont Durham
26th June 2024 @ 1pm TBA Consett
2nd July 2024 @ 1:30pm No Meeting North Tyneside
3rd July 2024 @ 1:30pm Using the 1939 Register: my family in 1939 Workshop Session Wansbeck
3rd July 2024 @ 2pm AGM and Members’ forum: what made me explore family history? Newcastle
6th July 2024 @ 1:15pm The Building of Durham Viaduct David Butler London
10th July 2024 @ 7pm My time as archivist in the North East Keith Bishop NE Roots(PM)
11th July 2024 @ 7pm Guided walking tour of Corbridge Parish Church and Environs Tynedale
15th July 2024 @ 10am Usworth Mine Disaster and my family Bill Richardson NE Roots(AM)
16th July 2024 @ 1pm No Meeting Blyth
17th July 2024 @ 1:30pm No Meeting South Tyneside
17th July 2024 @ 1pm Woodwork in the Cathedral Olly Burton Belmont Durham
24th July 2024 @ 1pm TBA Consett

Annual General Meeting

Date Location Talk Details
Saturday 13th July 2024 @ 11am Learning Room, South Shields Museum Presenter Ben Haddon whose talk is “Geordie Doon the Pit” Address – South Shields Museum, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA.

Museum is a few minutes walk from South Shields Metro.

See here for more information on how to get to the Museum

The meeting will start at 11am with refreshments available from 10:30am.

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
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
22nd – 24th March 2024 Hawick, Scottish Borders Hawick Reivers Festival See here for more details
25th May 2024
10.30am to 3pm
Newcastle City Library Local History Month See here for more details
There is no need to book for this event

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
17th Sep The Woman in Question Tony Nicholson
1st Oct Durham County & its Turnpike Roads David Butler
19th Nov Tony Blair Anthony Atkinson

Last updated: 1st June 2024