Newcastle

Local History

This is the former History Projects group, that was run so successfully for many years by Steve Brown. Unfortunately, Steve had to resign due to ill health, and sadly died on 21st August, 2018. It was agreed by the members that the group would continue with a new name. As more members are to contribute in the organisation of the new group, it was agreed that the existing Website Manager, Ron Burn (yours truly) would become the Group Contact, rather than the Group Leader.

We will continue to do a history based walk on the second Thursday of the month, then meet to discuss this on the third Thursday. The walk is usually urban, and in or near to Newcastle, mainly on the flat with occasional stairs and its focus is existing buildings and other features of the environment that have historical links and interest. The following Thursday we meet in Pink Lane to look through slides of photos from the walk, as well as associated images and to talk about what we saw. Both sessions usually start at 10.30 and finish around noon, with possibly a shared lunch afterwards. Longer trips may extend into the early afternoon.. You don't need any special knowledge to join in and we try to make sure the walks are fully accessible to as many members as possible. The group is very welcoming to new and current members.

I am afraid that I have reluctantly had to cancel the Search facility on the website. It was costing me over £100 a year and I was unable to get the U3A to share the cost.

On April 11, I will lead a tour of Corbridge, with a talk a week later. The Corbridge trip will be on the X84 bus from Eldon Square bus station, Stand A at 10.10, or meet outside the Angel in Corbridge by 10.45. Lunch will be in one of the many fine cafes there. In May, we will have a guest leader to show us around Cullercoats. Meet outside Cullercoats station at 11.00 am. In June, Bill will lead another Newcastle Public Art walk.

The link to the Local History website which I created from the photos etc. of all the various walks we've done over the last year or so is here:
Click to access Local History Gallery

The link to the local history photos collection in the Newcastle City library is here:

Click to access Newcastle Library photos

Ron

You can contact me by emailing me via the link at the bottom of the page.

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More Group Pages
Book Group Bridge – Duplicate
City Lunch Group Coffee Morning (General)
Craft Craft-2
Creative Writing Discussion Group
Family History Favourite Films
French Conversation Fun Bridge
Fun Favourites and Folk Group Fun Quiz
Games Group General History
Good Read Groups Coordinator
Historical Humour I.T. And Computer help
Industrial History IT2
Italian Culture Light Music
Literature Local History
Lunch-Roving Music For Pleasure
Philosophy Poetry
Quantum Physics Quiz
Saturday Music & Drama Second Nature
Shakespeare Group Short Projects
Short Tennis Short Tennis 2
Sketch and Play Writing Sunday Lunch Group
Table Tennis Table Tennis 2
Talking About Art Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Group Travel group
Ukulele Walking
Wildlife Study