NELH Tuesday Meeting: Merilyn Moos, German Resistance: Enemies of the Nazi State from within the working class movement


Please note the earlier than usual time for this meeting: 6:30 pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 1501 7898 Passcode: 135427 Against the position that most Germans did not resist the Nazis, or even that Nazism was a largely uncontested outcome of Germany history, I shall be considering the level of organised resistance […]

Newcastle City Library. Holocaust Memorial Day: The Fragility of Freedom

Bewick Hall Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

From Peter Sagar You are invited to a special event to mark the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, on Tuesday 23rd January from 5.30 - 7.00pm at the Bewick Room on Floor 2 of the City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle NE1 8AX. Please see here information from the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day booklet: […]

NELH First Tuesday: Don Watson will talk about Campaigns Around Poverty and Health in the 1930s


Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 896 9353 7082 Passcode: 041875 During the 1930s loose networks of scientists, doctors and activists sought to galvanize public opinion and pressure the government over the significant levels of malnutrition and poor health in the areas of high unemployment. Their focus was frequently on the effects of family poverty […]

Durham City: An invite is extended to all  members of NELHS  to attend the National Women Against Pit Closures 40th Anniversary March

Palace Green Durham Cathedral, Durham

The parade of banners will  assemble at Palace Green (Cathedral) at 12.30  where we will sing the Women’s Song  and the Riverside Brass Band will play Gresford and at 1pm  we will parade down Saddler Street and then on to Elvet Bridge led by the Riverside Brass Band. The parade will end outside the Swan and Three […]

South Shields: The Cramlington Train Wreckers & The Role Of Women In The 1926 And 1984/85 Miners’ Strikes

The Word 45 Market Place, South Shields

On March 10, 1926, seven days into the General Strike, striking miners uncoupled a rail on the main line from London to Edinburgh. Their intention was to derail a coal train they felt was undermining the strike. Unfortunately, they derailed a passenger train - the Flying Scotsman! Of the 281 passengers on board, only one […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting: Heather Wood, Just A Pit Lass, an account of growing up and living in Easington Colliery


Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 839 8711 2493 Passcode: 768850 Born and raised in Easington, the daughter of a miner and from a family of strong working class women, Heather Wood has been involved in virtually every aspect of her community, not least her work with Save Easington Area Mines (SEAM), a group that […]

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


Join Zoom Meeting 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 […]

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

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

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 […]

South Tyneside Trades Council May Day Rally & Celebration

Alberta Social Club Railway Street, Jarrow

From Paul Mayne This will be held on Wednesday 1 May at the Alberta Social Club, Railway Street, Jarrow NE32 5HW. The speaker will be Mick Bowman from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign who is recently returned from Palestine and his talk will include reference to the history of the area. Doors open 7.00pm, Speaker 7.30pm […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting: Jake Milner, The ‘Silicon Valley’ of The Green Industrial Revolution. But at what cost? An Oral History of Industrial and Energy Transition on Teesside


Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 835 1917 5419 Passcode: 382599 My realm of study is the transition from a 'steel culture' on Teesside to a 'Green energy' culture. Essentially I aim to trace:  The disintegration of a steel culture of Teesside (related to the way deindustrialisation on Teesside is perceived to have been unjust […]