The full Local History Club programme for 2013 is now available on the LOCAL HISTORY CLUB page. The next meeting is on Monday 25th March - Michael Greatbatch – “Big Houses of Benwell” A report of last month’s talk “The Lead Road” is now on the Local History Club page.
The local history talk on November 26th was given by Elfrieda Waren of Hunstanworth – A Treasure Trove in the Archives. Despite rain, wind and floods the talk was well attended and Elfie held the audience captivated as she described, with the help of slides, the various archive materials that she used to research her [...]
Monday October 22nd Bobby Johnston’s Slide Show Bobby held the audience captivated with his beautiful photographs ranging from a misty sunrise at the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, to Hillfield dairy cows walking down a Slaley village without footpaths to graze at Reaston. From a Curlew sitting on a fence post to a very [...]
TONIGHT – Bobby Johnston will be presenting a local slide show 7.30 Commemoration Hall Everyone welcome.
This year’s Fungus Foray is on Saturday 29th September. Meet at Ladycross Quarry gates at 2pm. Charges are £5 per adult, £4 per member, £2.50 per child. Booking is advisable – on 01434 673245 before 25th September and 01434 673302 after that – please leave a message giving your name and contact number and how many people to book.
On June 18th the Local History Club visited Minsteracres to hear about its history from Father Jeroen Hoogland. You can read a full report in the link below. Report of the Minsteracres Visit Here are a few pictures. Click on the thumbnails to see them full-size.