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 11 July, Bill will lead a Newcastle Public Art walk in Newcastle. We will meet at Grey's Monument at 10.30 and take a leisurely walk via Chinatown to the Central station. We will meet in Pink Lane on 18 July to discuss it. The June walk was cancelled due to heavy rain and has now been incorporated into the July walk.
On 8 August, Robert will lead the trip to Woodhorn. We will take the 10:38 X20 bus from Stand N at the Haymarket bus station. The bus will arrive at Wansbeck hospital at 11:29 and it is a ten-minute walk from there to the museum. We can have a picnic in the adjacent nature reserve or lunch at the museum cafe. Our tour of the museum would begin at about one o'clock. We will leave for the return journey at about 15.00. Buses are every 10-15 minutes. Admission is seven pounds per person (this fee gives year-long access to the museum) and If we book in advance there is a reduction available.
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:
You can contact me by emailing me via the link at the bottom of the page.