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 Events in the region

Follow these links to find out more about events organised by others in the North East (or occasionally further afield if they involve our members), this month and through the year. If you know of an event that might interest our members, please e-mail the website editor with full details.

Other information about events and projects around the North East and Cumbria can be found on the CBA North website.

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  • BAMBURGH RESEARCH PROJECT - URGENT REQUEST; Volunteers are needed to help with washing and sorting finds from the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Work has already begun with worked bone artefacts and pottery being discovered. However, there is a lot of material to get through before the 2020 dig season starts. Volunteers will be offered a tour of the long-term trench 3 in the West Ward - after 20 years of work it will be backfilled next year. Also, artefacts from the West Ward not on display will be available to view. If you are interested, contact Paula Constantine on 01668219730 or by e-mail.
  • We have been contacted by the producers of the TV programme Salvage Hunters on the Discovery Network; they are looking for collectors and museums to feature in their next series. If you were interested, contact them on 020 3179 0092 or by e-mail.
  • As those who attended our Monthly Meeting in October will know, Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn has been successful in its Heritage Lottery Fund bid for a project around its holdings of manorial records. The project is programmed to start in January 2020, with the volunteer element starting in March. Further details will be available shortly.
  • Hexham Local History Society will shortly release the first version of their Photo Archive on their website, with over 500 images from the postcard collection of Colin Dallison. There are around 2000 slides also to come.
  • On 27 November we bid successfully at auction for the 1813 membership certificate of Bridget Atkinson, the Society's first woman member, along with a number of other papers that probably came from our secretary Robert Blair. Many thanks to Les Jessop, of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, for alerting us to the item in the auction catalogue. More news, and a picture, in due course.

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For biographical details of many our deceased members, going back to the earliest history of the Society, follow this link for the SANT Biographical Directory. This document was first put together, with considerable research, by Barbara Harbottle, and is being kept up to date now by Sue Ward. Any comments, additional material, and references (in print or on the web) will be gratefully received by her.



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