people meeting for a local history talk at gateshead east cemetery


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Wed 13th September 2.00pm Everyone loves a seaside holiday but how did the tradition of ‘going to the seaside’ begin? How did we get there? What did we wear? And, what did we do when we got there? Join Anthea Lang as she explores our fascination with sun, sea and…

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This month in History

Wednesday 11th October 2.00pm What has happened during the month of October in times gone past? Join Malcolm Grady as he explores some well known and some lesser known events of past Octobers.

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The King’s Shilling

Wednesday 8th November 2.00pm   A presentation by Old English about the history of recruitment into the ‘Red Coat Army’ with special reference to the North East of England. The presentation is in the form of a series of songs and slides. These, together with a talk which explains the…

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A Geordie Christmas

Wednesday 13th December 2.00pm   Christmas festivities vary all over the world but here in Geordieland we have some extra special treats to enjoy. In this talk by Pat Lowery  you will hear about how Christmas was and is celebrated in homes throughout the region as well as hearing about…

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