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NELH Tuesday Meeting: John Charlton will talk about the first volume of his autobiography: A Distant World, Growing up on Tyneside in the Early Fifties

June 13 @ 19:00 - 20:30

A Distant World is John Charlton’s account of growing up in the 1950s. He traces his family’s origins, birth, childhood and education in a detailed account which references aspects of family, work, social and political life on Tyneside over his first two decades.

John worked as a school teacher then higher education lecturer at Leeds College of Education, Leeds Polytechnic and the University of Leeds. He has published books on Chartism, New Unionism, Youth and politics on Tyneside, anti-globalisation activism and the north east of England’s involvement in colonial slavery. He is a member of the NELHS Committee.

‘This is without question an exceptional memoir, as much or more a piece of social history as well as being a personal document. The account is both fascinating and socially illuminating.’ Professor Willie Thompson

Zoom details to be circulated nearer the time.

To obtain a copy of the book please email John at , £13 including postage.


June 13
19:00 - 20:30


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