The Society’s Journal

North East History is the journal of the North East Labour History Society. Members of the Society receive the journal as a benefit of membership. See the ‘Join Us’ page for information about how to join.

Issue 1 and Issues 36 (2005) to 53 (2022) can now be uploaded from our past issues page.

Some past issues are still available, and these can be ordered via email to . Price per issue is £7, plus £3 p&p within the UK / £5 international.

Indexes of Past Issues of the Society’s Journal

Click here for a detailed bibliography of Issues 1 to 14 of North East History (1967 to 1980)

Click here for an index of Issues 1 to 39 (1967-2008). The list will open in MS Excel.

We don’t currently have an index of Issues 40 to 52 of the Journal, but the full contents of these Journals can be accessed here.


Volume 54 – 2023 of North East History is now available.


  • Ragamuffins and Sons of Liberty; the 1774 General Election in Morpeth and Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Clerical Exactions from the Poor, William Parker, Ballast Hills, and Affordable Burials for the Working Poor, 1800-1857
  • Five Russians in the North East of England
  • Socialists and Speculators: the Walker Estate as a Battleground of Housing Ideologies 1902-1919
  • Northeastern England and America’s Bloodiest War
  • Shield’s First Socialists
  • Pneumocoiosis and Social Class in Twentieth-Century County Durham Mining Communities
  • The Growth of the Co-operative Movement in North East England



Cover photograph, Jennie Shearan who led the campaign against pollution from Monkton coke works



Would you like to contribute to the Society’s Journal?

For our journal, we encourage a wide range of social history topics including public health, popular politics, working lives, welfare provision, housing and community, leisure and recreation, in addition to mainstream labour history such as trade unionism, Labour politics, and the co-operative movement. We are particularly interested in hearing the voices and experiences of under-represented groups, for example working women, migrant workers and their families, and people with disabilities.

We encourage and welcome contributions from anyone with a story to tell; you do not need to be an academic historian to contribute an essay. If you have an interest in the lives of working people, past or present, and would like to contribute then please contact us.

Our `First Tuesday’ programme of informal workshops is available to help you develop your contribution, and will allow you to share initial thoughts and findings with fellow enthusiasts. These meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to anyone. Refer to the Society’s website for details of programme and location.

Likewise, if you have little experience of writing, or have not used a formal reference system such as endnotes and would like help in doing this, then please refer to a recent edition of the journal or contact the Editor(s) and we would be happy to help.

For further details of how to contribute, please contact: , and click here for Guidance for Authors. The document will open in MS Word.


University Libraries that Subscribe to the Journal

    • Birmingham University , Main Library
    • Cambridge University
    • Harvard College Library, Serials SCVS – Widener 190
    • Newcastle University Library
    • Newcastle University, Periodicals Dept
    • Northumbria University, City Campus Library
    • Ruskin College Library, Oxford
    • Sunderland University Library
    • Teeside University Library
    • Warwick University, Central Library