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Society of Antiquaries (Newcastle): North East Miners’ Banners

April 24 @ 18:00 - 19:30

From Sue Ward

Please join us for the April meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 24 April at 6.00pm in the Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Claremont Road NE1 7RU.

Our guest lecture will be: North-East Miners’ Banners by Ken Smith

The banners of North-East miners are a key part of the heritage of the former pit communities of the region. These impressive icons of trade unionism reflect the history of the pitmen and their values. New banners are still being produced today to replace old ones which have become too worn or fragile to parade or have been lost in the mists of time. This lecture will throw the spotlight on the history of the miners seen through the lens of the banners.

This is a public lecture so is free for all to attend.

Please see the attached leaflet and for more information about the Newcastle Antiquaries and the full 2024 lecture programme, go to: https://www.newcastle-antiquaries.org.uk/


April 24
18:00 - 19:30


Lecture Theatre 2
Herschel Building, Claremont road, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
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