Monthly Archives: July 2021

A Message from the NELHS Treasurer:  Membership Subscriptions

Last year members were very generous in responding to our request for additional financial contributions to make up for the limitations on our activities due to COVID restrictions.   

Following the decision of the AGM 2020, the Committee has reviewed the Society’s finances and decided to increase subscriptions rates.  This was not a decision taken lightly.  Membership rates have not increased for many years.   On the other hand, some costs have risen and necessary development of the website and the Journal cannot be contemplated without a greater regular income.

The new rates are:

  • Full: £20
  • Students, unwaged: £10

Please add £5 if international postage is required.

What do you need to do now? 

 Contact details:

Judith McSwaine
NELHS Treasurer
12 Whitfield Road
Forest Hall
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 7LJ

0191 2665169


YouTube Performance: Learning about Local History at St Matthew’ RC Voluntary Aided Primary School in Jarrow

Year 6 at St Matthew’s have just completed a two-day workshop with the Bella Reay School Project. The children have worked with local teacher Peter Sagar, to learn more about their Geordie heritage.

They have learnt about many local stories including the story of Bella Reay – a famous female footballer; the Jarrow Crusade and what it was like during the Victorian days in the North East.

The project culminated in a Music Hall style production, which we have had to film due to Covid restrictions.

We hope you enjoy! It’s geed canny, like!

(444) Wor Bella Y6 2021 – YouTube