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April 2020

CANCELLED – First Tuesday: Janet Allen. The Miners Strike 1984/85 – my role as newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons

7 April 2020 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens. In an effort to defeat the striking miners the government, judiciary and police used the law as a method of reducing the civil liberties of striking miners and their supporters by all possible means. Road blocks were employed to intercept suspected pickets. Those…

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May 2020

CANCELLED – First Tuesday: John Charlton will talk about the 1931 general election

5 May 2020 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens.

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Online History Courses from Ronnie Hanna

26 May 2020 - 2 July 2020

Ronnie Hanna has asked us to mention these three online history courses which may be of interest to some of our members and supporters. The courses were originally part of Queen's University Belfast's Open Learning Programme for the spring, which was cancelled due to the current situation. If you are interested, please contact Ronnie at: 26 May:  The American Presidency in the Twentieth Century 29 June:  A City Upon a Hill: The Pilgrim Fathers and America's Puritan Legacy 2…

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June 2020

CANCELLED – Second Tuesday: Nigel Todd will talk about the 1983 general election

9 June 2020 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens.

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August 2020

Janet Allan will talk on The Miners Strike 1984/85 – my role as newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons (by Zoom, link to be circulated)

25 August 2020 @ 19:00
Zoom

Please let us know if you would like to attend this meeting by clicking this link and giving us your email address and name. We will then contact you before the meeting with the Zoom link. In an effort to defeat the striking miners the government, judiciary and police used the law as a method of reducing the civil liberties of striking miners and their supporters by all possible means. Road blocks were employed to intercept suspected pickets. Those arrested…

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September 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the North East Labour History Society, followed by Alex Niven: New Model Island: How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England (by Zoom, agenda and link to be circulated)

8 September 2020 @ 19:00
Zoom

Please let us know if you would like to attend this meeting by clicking this link and giving us your email address and name. We will then contact you before the meeting with the Zoom link. Please note that any member wishing to submit a change to the Constitution (see pages 187 – 188 of the 2019 Journal) must submit a motion in writing to the Secretary by 10 August. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Alex…

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October 2020

Tommy Hepburn: Folk of Jarrow Commemoration on Saturday 10 October at the Joplin Monument at 10.30am.

10 October 2020 @ 10:30
Jobling Memorial, Jarrow

Please note that the planned Memorial Service on the 17 October has been cancelled.

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November 2020

Fourth Tuesday. Nigel Todd will talk about The Excursionists: Who Will Fight For Garibaldi?

24 November 2020 @ 19:00
Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84301417060?pwd=d2h5T1lpbHZuVWpwM25yM0V6eThLdz09  Meeting ID: 843 0141 7060 Passcode: 687904 The International Brigade of the 1930s was not the first venture of its kind.  Garibaldi’s 1860 campaign to liberate and unify Italy also attracted international volunteers, not least from Britain.  Several hundred, including about 18 from Tyneside, joined a ‘British Legion’ that supported Garibaldi in Sicily and Southern Italy. Recruited via Joseph Cowen’s Newcastle Daily Chronicle the Tynesiders overcame attempts to block their departure, and played a part in Garibaldi’s advance…

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December 2020

North East Labour History Society, Zoom Annual Social

8 December 2020 @ 19:00
Zoom

Peter Brabban will do his traditional, fiendish quiz. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81241889086?pwd=RDIzREZBZGN6cE5GbjJtMTNKYjBzdz09 Meeting ID: 812 4188 9086 Passcode: 609726

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January 2021

Second Tuesday: Professor Ralph Darlington, Analysing the Contexts and Causes of the 1910-14 Labour Revolt

January 12 @ 19:00
Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812281578?pwd=WG90Y1Y5UFJYM1Vva003amYvcHBaQT09 Meeting ID: 858 1228 1578 Passcode: 383471 The ‘Labour Unrest’ – or what more precisely should be termed ‘Labour Revolt’ - that swept Britain in the years leading up to the First World War between 1910 and 1914 was one of the most sustained, dramatic and violent explosions of industrial militancy and social conflict the country has ever experienced. Most explanations for the causes of this strike wave have tended to focus almost exclusively on economic…

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