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Tyne Bank Brewery: Five Centuries of the Tyne

March 24 @ 17:00 - 20:00

From Leona Skelton, Northumbria University

I’ve organised a free Tyne history event with Tyne Rivers Trust at the Tyne Bank Brewery on Tuesday 24 March, 5.00pm – 8.00pm which I think NELHS members could get a lot out of, even though it’s focused on the management of the river first and foremost rather than labour history. Attendees need to register for a free ticket at the following link as places are limited.


This a fun, informal, social event providing an opportunity to learn about the experiences and challenges of Tyne managers and conservators over five centuries. The evening comprises a pub quiz, archival stories, interactive discussions and a presentation to inspire us all to consider the challenges of working, living and playing with the River Tyne over a longer-term chronology.

Using a ‘Tyneline’, we will debate how and why our relationships with the Tyne have changed so dramatically over time and what this might mean for the river’s future. A buffet will be provided free of charge and the brewery bar will be open.

The event will be led by Dr. Leona Skelton, an environmental historian of water, rivers and sanitation infrastructure in Britain (1500 – present) at Northumbria University, and author of Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River’s Battle for Protection, 1529 – 2015


March 24
17:00 - 20:00


Tyne Bank Brewery
375 Walker Rd, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AB