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Tuesday 11th January 2022 - Susan Lynn

Tuesday 8th February 2022 - Val Scully

Tuesday 12th April 2022

Norman Cornish, the Centenary Lecture by Mike Thornton

Norman Cornish MBE was perhaps the most significant artist to emerge from the North East of England in the 20th Century and he recorded one of the most important passages in English history. Revealing predominantly unseen works, the talk covers many of the key moments in Cornish’s career including commissions such as The Durham Miners’ Gala Mural in 1962, Cornish in Paris in 1967 and two commissions for The Port of Tyne Authority in 1982. Mike Thornton, Cornish's son-in-law, will also include images of life in his family home from the 50s and 60s in Spennymoor, which is being recreated at Beamish Museum to open later in 2019.  It's a story of great determination and resilience to overcome adversity and prejudice, on his journey to become a professional artist.



Tuesday 8th March 2022

Inner Ward-Heart of the Fortress by Graeme Young

The Inner Ward at Bamburgh Castle is not just the focus of a spectacular medieval castle but of the palace complex of the early medieval kings of Northumbria. Archaeological investigations have  revealed fascinating and at times unexpected archaeological results.




Tuesday 10th  May 2022

The War Came Early to Sleepy Valley by Peter Brabban


This audio-visual presentation will tell the story of a working class family from Tantobie during the years of the Second World War.


Peter Brabban, a member of the North East Labour History Society, will be looking at these years through the perspective of working class people whose voices have been drowned out by middle class participants.








Tuesday 12th December 2022

AGM and Christmas Party



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