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2018 Programme

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2018 programme


15 June, 6.00, Summer Social Evening, St Ann's Church, Breamish Street, NE1 2DD. Tour of the church and the area led by Mike Greatbatch, followed by a buffet. Booking form

Please note; there will be a change of venue for our lectures from June 27 onwards. We will be at Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, NE1 1SG, for the June, July, August and September lectures. We'll remind everyone nearer the time, and ensure that there are people outside ready to guide you to the right room.

27 June, 6.00, The North East Coast Exhibition 1929, John Griffiths, Newcastle Arts Centre.

2 July, 7.00, Summer Walk; Dobson's Newcastle, Meet Haymarket Metro Station 7.00, leader John Sadler

16 July, 7.00, Summer Walk: Saltwell Park, Meet main entrance of park,at corner of Saltwell View and Park Road (opposite Little Theatre). Leader Anthea Lang

23 July, 7.00, Summer Walk: Preston Park, Meet North Shields Metro Station, 7.00, leader John Griffiths

25 July, 6.00, John Clayton: Excavator, Collector and Conservator, Frances McIntosh, Newcastle Arts Centre.

29 August, 6.00, William Corbett’s bookshop: a seventeenth-century Newcastle bookseller and his books, Claire Boreham, Newcastle Arts Centre. Follow this link for the website Claire has created, on which you can browse the shelves of his shop.

1 September, Walk, Newcastle's Ancient Hospitals, led by Lawrence Bryson. Meet 10.30 am at Haymarket South African War Memorial. Finish 12.30 pm at the Guildhall.

22 September, Country Meeting, Edinburgh; National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Cost £20, 9.00 pick up from Bewick Street. Booking form

26 September, 6.00, Collecting at Alnwick Castle: engraved gems in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Claudia Wagner, Newcastle Arts Centre

31 Oct, Public Lecture,  The Great Wall Story — the way I have discovered it, William Lindesay, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University,

28 Nov, Impressing People. Seals and medieval society, Elizabeth New, Lecture Theatre 3,  Herschel Building, Newcastle University.

Looking ahead to 2019

20-28 July 2019, Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall, based in Newcastle and Carlisle. £410 plus accommodation as required. Follow this link for the booking form.

Events that have already taken place

31 January, 6.00, Anniversary Meeting and Lecture, The saint and the devil: St Cuthbert
and the Vikings,
Max Adams. Follow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

 28 Feb, Northumberland and its Names c.1860 — New light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books, Diana Whaley. Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, and will be rescheduled at a later date. But here is a taster of delights to come;

ROMAN WALL (Newburn 403: 88)

‘The best defined portion of the Roman Wall on this plan only represents an Embankment; Mr Dodd who farmed this ground for more than 60 years, informed me that he got upwards of a 100 Cart Loads of stones between the House called Thorntree Ho., and the Embankment on trace 2. A portion of the Wall is Standing … near Thorntree Ho. …

28 Mar, A frontier and community in transition: The Tungrian Vindolanda, Andrew Birley, Follow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

25 April, 6.00, AGM and Lecture, Scotland’s Law Lords v. Northumbrians Behaving Badly - a look at crossborder crime, Margaret FoxFollow this link for a report of the meeting in the June 2018 News Bulletin

12 May, Country Meeting, Kiplin Hall, near Richmond

19 May, Country Walk, The Roman Circle Line, led by Marta Alberti. Circular walk taking in the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda.

30 May, 6.00, Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River's Battle for Protection (please note change of topic), Leona Skelton. Mining Institute.

Follow this link for previous years' programmes

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