ASSOCIATION OF NORTHUMBERLAND
LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES
Registered Charity no. 251179
NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2013
‘HENS THAT WANT TO CROW ’
Emily Wilding Davison went to the Epsom Derby in 1913 and her action there, vividly recorded by the newsreel cameras, is probably the most widely remembered event in the campaign for women’s suffrage.
To mark the centenary of Ms Davison’s death from her injuries that day, Dr Liz O’Donnell will give a talk, ‘Hens that want to Crow – Suffragists and Suffragettes of the North East of England 1865-1914’, at our Members meeting on 2 March (details below).
Emily Wilding Davison
ANLHS MEMBERS’ MEETING 2013
1.15 Saturday 2nd March
St Nicholas Church Hall, South Gosforth
THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
This year marks the bicentenary of the Newcastle Antiquaries, the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country. A plaque is to be placed on the corner of Grainger Street and the Bigg Market to mark the site of its first meeting.
From an initial 68, the Antiquaries’ membership now spread across the world and its highly regarded journal, Archaeologia Aeliana is available in libraries across Europe, America and Australia. Series 1 and 2 (1822-1904) are now available on the internet.
For two centuries the Society has encouraged a greater understanding of the history and archaeology of the north-east. Many leading figures in the history of British archaeology were members and recent Presidents have included Prof. Norman McCord, Grace McCombie and Dr Constance Fraser, current President of ANLHS.
Numerous events are planned over the coming year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. On behalf of ANLHS, Norham and Ladykirk LHS are to host a Study Day on Saturday 11th May.
The day aims to provide an insight into the events leading up to and following the battle, a tour of Norham Village and Castle, and an opportunity for a guided tour of the battle field with Clive Hallam-Baker.
MITFORD - ROUND THE COUNTY DAY
The event will be held on Saturday 7th September and hopefully the weather will be kind. Those attending will be sent full details in August.
Further details and booking forms for the Flodden 500 and Mitford Round the County Day are available from your LHS, the ANLHS website or the Secretary (Tel. 0191 290 2366 or E-mail email@example.com ). Numbers are limited for both events so don’t delay.
The Collingwood Society, dedicated to all things related to the Admiral, is now up and running following a very successful inaugural Annual General Meeting in November.
A full programme has been prepared including various talks, a day of commemorative events throughout Morpeth Town Centre on Thursday 7 March and on 21st October the annual ‘Toast the Admiral’ event hosted by North Tyneside Council.
More information, pending completion of a new website, can be found on the old festival website at www.collingwood2010.co.uk .
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd March 2013 Members Group Meeting, St Nicholas Church Hall, S. Gosforth.
Saturday 11th May 2013 Flodden 500 Study Day hosted by Norham and Ladykirk LHS.
Saturday 7th Sept 2013 Round the County Day hosted by Mitford Historical Society.
Saturday 9th Nov 2013 ANLHS AGM, Stannington Village Hall
Saturday 1st March 2014 Members Group Meeting, St Nicholas Church Hall, S. Gosforth.
Saturday 5th April 2014 Study Day jointly hosted by Wallsend LHS and The Friends of Segedunum.
Sat 21st or 28th June 2014 Round the County Day hosted Glendale LHS.
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