Newsletter of Ponteland Local History Society
20th February 2014
“THE NORTHUMBRAIN LANGUAGE AND ITS DIALECT”
This evening we have yet another break from our traditional monthly speaker and we can look forward to very interesting presentation from Kim Bibby-Wilson. Kim is very deeply involved with all that is Northumbrian and we can look forward to a very entertaining evening.
Saturday 22nd February
St Nicholas Church Hall, Gosforth.
To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War we are delighted that our guest speaker is to be Mr Alan Fidler, Coordinator of the highly successful Tynemouth World War 1 Commemoration Project. The meeting will as usual have two prime elements, our guest speaker and group discussions on topical issues for societies and members. (No booking required).
Newcastle Quayside in the Medieval Era
Saturday 5th April
The Newcastle of 1080 was essentially a fortified frontier town, but by AD 1300 the town had developed a port & was participating in shipping across the North Sea to the Baltic & to Gascony. The talk, by Colm O’Brien, will take a look at the state of things in the years around AD1300 & consider how the growth of the port came about. There will also be .guided tour of Trinity House & the Guildhall
Registration, at Trinity House, Newcastle Quayside
Talk by Colm O’Brien
Guided tour of Trinity House
Guided tour of the Guild Hall
Tickets are available from the ANLHS at £9.00 each.
Please book early. Forms are available from Ann Kelway and must be returned before 26th March.
Round the County Day – Hosted by Glendale LHS Saturday 21 June
A day in Wooler is always a pleasure, but this year’s event promises to be an even more fascinating day out.The focus of the day is ‘Agriculture in Wooler and its Environs 1800 to the Present Day’.
Registration & Coffee
Agriculture in Wooler and its Environs 1800 to today-Dr. Ian Roberts
Agriculture in Wooler and its Environs 1800 to today – Dr. Ian Roberts
Railways and their Influence on Rural Change-Dr. Bill Fawcett
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Self guided walk with pamphlet and map exploring the points of interest in and around Wooler manned by GLHS
Pre-booked finger buffet lunch available. Application forms, which must be returned by 20th May, are available from Ann Kelway.
Arrangements have been made for a tour on Thursday 8th May at 1.30 pm. We will also have the opportunity to visit the neighbouring Saxon churches dedicated to St. Peter and St. Andrew. The tour charge will be £6per person.
Auckland Castle and Binchester
Arrangements have also been made for guided tours of the Bishops’ Palace at Bishop Auckland and the Roman Fort of Vinovium at Binchester on Thursday 22th May. The overall charge will be approx £10 per adult and £8 for concessions. This will be an all day outing and there are on site facilities at the Palace for Lunch refreshments as required.
We are revisiting Naworth for a guided tour on Thursday 26th June at 10.00am. The cost will be £15 including tea/coffee and biscuits upon arrival.
Reservation lists for the 3 outings are available this evening.