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July 2019

St Anne’s Church, Newcastle: Mike Greatbach will talk about Life and Labour at St Anne’s c1760-1840

July 20 @ 19:00 - 20:30
St Anne’s Church, Breamish Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PY

The Church is situated between Breamish Street and City Road. The main entrance is on Breamish Street where there is on-street parking.  

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August 2019

Winlaton Mill: Val Scully will talk about her novel Molly Bowes and the aftermath of Peterloo

August 16 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Cafe Shrub, Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill
Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 6RU
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Tyneside Irish Centre: Peter Coe’s The Road to Peterloo

August 18 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

This is the story of the Peterloo Massacre told through many of the ballads that were written at the time, please book at https://peterloo.eventbrite.co.uk There is also a guided walk on Newcastle's Campaign for the Vote, starting at Grey's Monument which you can join on Sunday at 2.30pm, £5 for adults, £3 for over 60s and free for accompanied children. For more information https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/city-guides/heritage-walks

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September 2019

NELHS First Tuesday: Val Scully will talk about Writing Historical Fiction in the North East

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

In this illustrated talk, Val will describe researching for her two novels set in the North East:  My Name is Eleanor and Molly Bowes.  Having begun with eighteenth-century Gibside, her interests evolved to encompass the wider nineteenth-century social history of the area.  She will discuss the processes involved in writing historical fiction with a didactic purpose.                 Originally from Manchester, Val was a teacher on Tyneside. Since retiring, she has developed her interest in…

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Saint Ann’s Church Gateshead: Peter Wright will talk about The History of the River Tyne Water Trades

September 7 @ 14:00 - 16:00
St Ann’s Church, The Vicarage, 11 Gibson Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PY

The Vicarage 11 Gibson Street Newcastle upon Tyne

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NELHS Annual General Meeting, Newcastle Lit & Phil. John Charlton: Stephenson, Spence and Eldon: a fateful triangle. Did climate change start here?

September 10 @ 19:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

George Stephenson Lord Eldon In 2019 the issue of climate change has moved centre stage with the spread internationally of school student strikes and the emergence of Extinction Rebellion. One aspect of the discussion has been the exploration of its historical roots. John Charlton will try to make a case for the romantic period in general and the specific roles of three very well known Tynesiders. Thomas Spence

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Bethany Church, Sunderland: The Radical North

September 14 @ 10:00 - 15:30
Bethany Church, Bede Tower
Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DZ

During the 200th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, the radical tradition of the North East is celebrated at a special event organized by Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council Heritage Team as part of the Heritage Open Days programme. If you would like to attend this meeting of the forum please contact Janet Robinson on 0191 561 8413 or email info.heritage@sunderland.gov.uk or Stuart Miller stuart.tindale.miller@gmail.com More detils of the Sunderland Heritage Forum are at: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/15694/Sunderland-Heritage-Forum

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October 2019

NELHS First Tuesday: Susan Lynn will talk about, Nails, Chains & Revolution, Crowley’s ‘Semi-socialistic experiment’ in 18c Winlaton

October 1 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Crowley’s works at Winlaton dominated the iron trade in the 18th. Century. Joseph Cowen jnr. said ‘The semi-socialistic experiment of Crowley was interesting both politically & industrially’ and this talk looks at some aspects of Crowley’s works and their effect on the village of Winlaton. The last chain forged in the village in 1966 Sir Ambrose & Lady Mary Crowley The last remaining blacksmith's forge at Winlaton

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Lit & Phil, Dr John Charlton: The Wind from Peterloo – Newcastle’s great reform demonstration 1819

October 16 @ 18:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

John will discuss the situation on Tyne and Wear which led to this enormous demonstration in October 1819 two months after Peterloo. He will raise a number of questions including why there was no massacre, how people communicated, how many attended, the part played by women, arms or no arms and the aftermath. If you would like to know detail beyond what is possible in a lecture read: The Wind from Peterloo. Phone 0191-232-0192 to book.

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Berwick Literary Festival

October 17 - October 20
Various venues

Information available at: https://berwickliteraryfestival.com/ Max Adams – The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred’s Britain Lindsay Allason-Jones – Roman Woman; Everyday Life in Hadrian’s Britain Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett – Crime & Creative Writing: Using the Archives for Inspiration Ursula Buchan – Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps, A Life of John Buchan (his grand-daughter’s new biography) Jeremy Dronfield – The Boy Who followed his Father into Auschwitz Dan Jackson – The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A…

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