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2018 Meeting Archive

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Look back at the topics and events that took place in 2018 …

The meeting dates for the the year were as follows ….

2018 Meetings



Date Speaker Topic, Talk or Event


10th January 2018 John Gibson Albert Ball (WW1 Fighter Ace)
17th January 2018 Jo Ronan Climate, Weather and Politics
24th January 2018 Anthea Lang Capability Brown
31st January 2018 Susan Lynn Saints, Sailors and Sea Air (The story of Tynemouth)


7th February 2018 Geoff Hughes Seaton Delaval Hall
14th February 2018 Mel Wall Special Operations Executive
21st February 2018 John Charlton The Slavery Business in the North East
28th February 2018 Malcolm Wilkinson Durham Cathedral (a different perspective)


7th March 2018 Annual General Meeting
14th March 2018 Alan Porrett American Splendour
21st March 2018 Chris Tipple Turner on the Tyne
28th March 2018 Mrs W Stafford  Surtees of the Rifles


11th April 2018 Freda Thompson Iron Horses
18th April 2018 Prof. Richard Madeley The Charge, or I was doing my best (The Crimean War)
25th  April 2018 Old English The King’s Shilling


2nd May 2018 Gordon Scorer The Tidal Tyne
9th May 2018 Mrs Anne Swearman The Golden Age of Northumbria
16th May 2018 David Mitchel Royal National Lifeboat Institute
23rd May 2018 Alan Sidney-Wilmot Laughter is the Best Medicine
30th May 2018 Rob Cunningham Across the Wide Missouri


6th June 2018 Club Outing
13th June 2018 Micheal Taylor Seven Bridges, the crossing of the Tyne Gorge
20th June 2018 Ian McArdle Emily Davison – Suffragette
27th June 2018 John Derry Lecture on WW1


5th September 2018 Malcolm Wilkinson Durham Cathedral (a different perspective)
12th September 2018 Andrew Clark Life in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
19th September 2018 Royal Navy Presentation Team
26th September 2018 Duncan Hutt Wind & Water Mills of the North East


3rd October 2018 Mike Duffy Lindisfarne
10th October 2018 Barry Mead The Bedlinton Iron & Engine Works
17th October 2018 Harry & Kath Gilbert Iceland
24th October 2018 Wendy Stafford Surtees of the Rifles
31st October 2018 John Gibson The Voyages of Captain Cook


7th November 2018 John Moreels Nostalgic Views of the North East
14th November 2018 Paul Heatherington Penshaw Monument
21st November 2018 David Butler The Building of Durham Viaduct
28th November 2018 Mel Wall The Forgotten Army


5th December 2018 George Robson Odd Places
7th December 2018 (Friday) Christmas Lunch at Tyne Green Golf Club
12th  December 2018 Rev. Tony Buglass
19th  December 2018 Old English Christmas Entertainment