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2017 Programme

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Please note: For access for our monthly meetings in the Mining Institute lecture theatre for those with mobility problems, the Institute’s volunteers can open the side door (down the alleyway) which allows access with one step only into the theatre. Our meeters and greeters will be looking out for people who would appreciate this. Alternatively, phone the Institute in advance, on 0191 232 2201, or e-mail them to arrange this

Thursday 28th December, Winter walk; Roman & Riverside Wallsend, led by Ken Hutchinson. Meet 10.30am at Wallsend Metro Station for a walk that takes in Wallsend from Hadrian to Sting. Finish 12.30pm on Wallsend High Street – after which we may well go for a pub lunch at the old Ritz Cinema, now a Wetherspoons


Events that have already taken place

25 Jan, Monthly Meeting, Beyond the Wall, Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group. This was also our Anniversary Meeting; follow this link for the agenda. The meeting was followed by a Social Event to which all members were invited. Follow this link for a report of the lecture in our June 2017 News Bulletin

22 Feb, Monthly Meeting, Shining Light on Medieval Manuscripts,  Andrew Beeby, Joint lecture with Institute of Physics. Follow this link for a report of the lecture in our June 2017 News Bulletin

5 Mar, Country Walk, Cocken Hall: recent excavations of the C17 house with its gardens and the World War One training camp, led by Alastair Fraser. Follow this link for a report of the lecture in our June 2017 News Bulletin

29 March, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Auckland Castle in 2017: the current status of archaeological research of a Bishops Palace, Garden, and Estate, Chris Ferguson. Follow this link for a report of the lecture in our June 2017 News Bulletin

26 April, 6.00,  Monthly Meeting, A battalion on the learning curve; 18 DLI in training and in war, Alastair Fraser. This was also our AGM; follow this link for the agenda.Follow this link for a report of the lecture in our June 2017 News Bulletin

13 May, Country meeting, Whitby by coach.

31 May Monthly Meeting, Andrew Breeze, Battle of Brunanburh and Cambridge CCC, MS 183, Mining Institute. Follow this link for a short summary

16 June,6.30, Summer Social Evening, Meeting outside the Cluny Pub for walking tour of  Ouseburn Valley led by Mike Greatbatch, followed by a reception and buffet.

28 June, Monthly Meeting, Romano-British glass bangles: a reappraisal Tatiana Ivleva. Follow this link for a short summary

26 July, Monthly Meeting, Death March or Picnic?  The aftermath of the Battle of Dunbar John Malden. Follow this link for a short summary.

30 Aug, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, The 15th Century Grey Tomb in Chillingham Church, Northumberland; The Monument in Context, Derek Cutts. Follow this link for a short summary.

(picture; the angels holding the Grey heraldic shield. Courtesy Derek Cutts



27 Sept, Monthly Meeting, Recent work by Newcastle University on the Hadrians Wall system, Ian Haynes. Mining Institute

30 Sept, Newcastle’s greatest asset" - a walk around the Town Moor

25 Oct Public Lecture, Putting the People in the Pageant: Visions of People’s History and the Industrial Revolution in Historical Pageants in Britain, 1905-2016,  Alexander Hutton.

29 Nov, 6.00 Monthly Meeting, Incendiary letters and Iniquitous practices; Smuggling and Customs Evasion on the North East Coast 1750-1830, Tony Barrow. Mining Institute



2 Sept, Country Meeting, Sion Hill Hall, North Yorkshire.

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