19 February 2015

Ponteland Historian February 2015

Ponteland Historian

Newsletter of Ponteland Local History Society

19th February 2015

Ken Smith, our speaker this evening, is a retired journalist and former Sub-Editor of Newcastle Journal.  Ken is the Author & co-Author of numerous publications covering the history of Tyneside Shipbuilding and North - East Mining.

Member’s Meeting
Saturday 28th February 2015 at 1.30pm St Nicholas Church Hall, South Gosforth
Dr Liz O’Donnell
‘Voices of Stannington Sanatorium’
The talk covers the history of the first purpose-built children’s sanatorium in the country which opened in 1907. It will provide a vivid insight into the treatment of tuberculosis both before and after the introduction of antibiotics, and about the impact it had on the lives of the young patients.
The talk will be followed by brief reports from ANLHS office holders and a group discussion session with an emphasis on the future of ANLHS.

Round the County Day
Saturday 9th May 2015
Hosted by Wallsend LHS & the
Friends of Segedumum Roman Fort, Wallsend.
Whilst the organised events end at 4pm Segedunum site will remain open until at least 5pm to allow participants to see as much as possible on the day. The museum has two lifts which allow access to all areas and can easily accommodate wheelchair-users and visitors with limited mobility.
The full programme is detailed on the booking form, available this evening.
Study Day
Saturday 3rd October 2015
URC Hall, Warkworth

 ‘Magna Carta & King John’

To commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta a facsimile of one of only four surviving 13th century copies of the original document will also be on view in St Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth.
There will three excellent speakers - Professor Nicholas Vincent, Dr Hugh Doherty and Michael Thomson:-
 Professor Vincent, from the University of East Anglia, is the UK's leading scholar on Magna Carta and is also leading a major research project into its background.
 Dr Doherty, a medieval historian, is also from the University of East Anglia.  His talk will be about Eustace de Vescy, Northumberland’s leading baron and one of the more implacable opponents of King John.
Michael Thomson, well known to ANLHS members, has a passion for medieval history, but has not yet disclosed the title of his talk.  It is however certain to be both fascinating and entertaining.
Booking forms will be available in due course.

Annual General Meeting
Saturday 7th November 2015
Stannington Village Hall
Full detail to follow in due course.
A number of noted historians have been invited to contribute essays to be published as a memorial to Dr Constance Fraser and her significant contribution to local history.  It is hoped that the book will be launched & for sale, at the AGM.

Thursday 21st May
A short guided walk around Wooler.
Glendale LHS will take us on an afternoon walking tour of Wooler hopefully visiting, inter alia, the old Victorian Police Station (complete with original Magistrates’ Court), the URC Church (to see the famous stained glass windows possibly attributed to one of Rennie MacIntosh’s apprentices), and the former WW2 Land Army Girls’ Hostel.
June & July ???
Visit to Durham Castle & Ushaw College.
Visit to St. Mary & St. Cuthbert Church Cheste le Street.
Tour of Lit. & Phil. Newcastle.
Llists are available to register your interest for any of these proposals.