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January 2020

First Tuesday, BRIDGE HOTEL: Mike Greatbatch will talk about William Parker: A Chartist Life

7 January 2020 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

NOTE - THIS FIRST TUESDAY WILL BE HELD AT THE BRIDGE HOTEL INSTEAD OF THE USUAL VENUE. William Parker served as Secretary of the Ouseburn Working Men’s Association and was an original member of the Council of the Northern Political Union (NPU), Tyneside’s principal agency of Chartist agitation in 1838-39. The People’s Charter was just one of a number of causes that Parker championed over an almost twenty-year period. A widower with three teenage daughters by 1841, Parker was an…

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Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social

14 January 2020 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

Attractions include Tyneside folk singer Jack Burness and Peter Brabban’s famous historical quiz. This social event was due to be held on 3 December but was postponed because of the General Election.

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February 2020

Northern Stage: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

4 February 2020 - 22 February 2020
Northern Stage, Barras BridgeNE1 7RH
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RH

The true story of a one man's journey from unemployment in Stockton on Tees, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Click here for details of showings and bookings.

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First Tuesday: India Gerritsen on “Memory Lingers Here”: Are Newcastle’s Monuments Sites of Collective Memory?

4 February 2020 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

India Gerritson will talk about her essay that won the 2019 Sid Chaplin prize. NELH Chair John Creaby and India Gerritsen The winner of this year's Sid Chaplin prize is India Gerritsen for her essay about people's memory of Newcastle landscapes and how they affect their consciousness. India's essay: "Memory Lingers Here": Are Newcastle's Monuments Sites of Collective Memory? will be published in next year's North East History. NELH Chair John Creaby, Grahame Chaplin and India Gerritsen      …

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March 2020

First Tuesday: Peter Sagar on History of the NUT in the North East

3 March 2020 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

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April 2020

First Tuesday: Janet Allen. The Miners Strike 1984/85 – my role as newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons

7 April 2020 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

In an effort to defeat the striking miners the government, judiciary and police used the law as a method of reducing the civil liberties of striking miners and their supporters by all possible means. Road blocks were employed to intercept suspected pickets. Those arrested on the picket line faced draconian bail conditions often including curfews to prevent further demonstrations. Medieval charges of riot and unlawful assembly were used against those attending the mass pickets at both Orgreave and Mansfield. Mike…

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