CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING
7.30 p.m. Thursday 11th December 2014
St. Mary`s Church Hall
Local chorus songs and poems by
accompanied by Alan Lynch
Followed by buffet
22 September 2014
17 September 2014
Newsletter of Ponteland Local History Society
18th September 2014
“ALNWICK CASTLE ARCHIVES & THE EARLS OF NORTHUMBERLAND”
Christopher Hunwick, Archivist at the Castle is our speaker this evening.
Saturday 8TH Nov.- 1.15pm
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin by the Sea
The speaker is to be Dr Keith Armstrong who is a key member of the Thomas Spence Society.
The AGM, following this presentation, will begin at 2.20pm and conclude with the raffle at 3.15pm.
2015 DIARY DATES:-
Saturday 28nd Feb 2015
Members Group Meeting,
St Nicholas’ Church Hall, South Gosforth.
Round the County Day
Saturday 9th May 2015
Hosted by Wallsend LHS & the
Friends of Segedumum.
Dr Constance Fraser
Memorial Lecture/Study Day
Saturday ?? Oct 2015
Date & Details to be confirmed.
Saturday 7th Nov 2015
Stannington Village Hall.
An average of 30 Members and their guests enjoyed 3 very successful and interesting visits in May and June.
After a very welcome cup of tea /coffee phased guided tours of Bywell Hall at the beginning of Mayalso provided the opportunity to explore the local Churches of St. Peter and St. Andrew.
Later that month we travelled south to the Land of The Prince Bishops to visit Auckland Castle and the nearby Roman Camp of Vinovium. Members will be interested to know that the former private Chapel featured in the BBC TV “Songs of Praise” earlier this month. Binchester also hit the national newspaper headlines last week following news that the Church of England has decided to dispose of the adjoining property raising fears that the archaeological remains are under threat. Fortunately Jonathan Ruffer, the wealthy philanthropist who stepped in to save the former Bishops’ Palace, has shown interest.
The outings were rounded off in June with a return visit to Naworth Castle. We were welcomed by Mr. Howard with refreshments and an introductory talk in the very pleasant surroundings of the refurbished Great Hall. This was followed by tours of the other parts of his home. Some Members then moved on to nearbyLanercost Priory for lunch.
Saturday 11th October - 7pm Britannia Hotel, Newcastle Airport.
PONT CHARITY GROUP
A selection of popular jazz
Doors open – 6pm.
Tickets - £10 available from
Mackley& Steven, 25 Main St. Ponteland
THE GUILDHALL QUAYSIDE
We are hoping to arrange a guided tour for Thursday 20th November. If you are interested please indicate on the List available this evening.
On Thursday 11th.December we will be entertained with local chorus songs & poems by Mike Tickellaccompanied by guitarist Alan Lynch. Tickets, priced at £8 will be available at the Oct. & November meetings.
01 September 2014
The Ponteland Local History Society has just published its 11th edition of "Pont Island News" which is being distributed free to members. The edition is also available to others price £4.00 including postage or electronically as a PDF file price £1.00
This edition includes a "Dissington Hall" history by Michael & Gill Brown, an item entitled "The Curate, a Vicar and Five Engineers" by J Michael Taylor and a biography of the engineer "Robert Nicholson" by Michael Money
Readers will also find interesting Michael Taylor's item entitled "RAF Woolsington and RAF Ponteland" and the rev. Peter Barham has written an item "Commemorating the First World War- A few local churches"
Other items relating to the First and Second World Wars have been written by Patricia Stephenson and Muriel Sobo: "Two War Veterans", "Caterpillar Club", "Family loss in the wars of the twentieth century" and "The Somme"
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