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NELH Tuesday Meeting: John Griffiths, Washington: Crocodiles and Cows, Sixty Years of a New Town

April 16 @ 19:00 - 20:30

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Meeting ID: 843 3830 6591
Passcode: 953770

Washington New Town was ‘designated’ for development in 1964, part of a second wave of New Towns to be built under the provisions the New Towns Act of 1946. Its purpose was to stimulate economic development in the Tyneside and Wearside area, and it had features unlike previous towns and which served as a model for subsequent developments.

John Griffiths is an adult education lecturer whose specialities include urban history and planning history. He gained a PhD in 2020 for his thesis ‘Mr Newcastle: the career of T Dan Smith’



April 16
19:00 - 20:30