Meeting Dates and Talks

The 2022 programme is subject to national, local and venue restrictions for Covid-19 and be cancelled should ‘lock-down’s’ be re-instituted. All members and speakers will be advised by ‘phone should this be at short notice.  Keep up to date with all of the meeting dates and planed talks here …

The meeting dates for the coming months are as follows ….

Meeting Dates

Updated 22nd August 2022

Date Speaker Topic, Talk or Event
9th February 2022 John Martin Pacific Perambulations 1. The Asian Sector and Central Pacific
16th February 2022 John Martin Pacific Perambulations 2. Oceana and the North American Coast
23rd February 2022 Bruce Reed Battle of the WW2 Naval Codebreakers
2nd March 2022 Simon Caudwell Making friends at the edge of the world. Translating an oral language into the written word
9th March 2022   AGM
16th March 2022 Seb LittleWood
(Beamish Museum)
Warden’s Joe the Quilter and his cottage
23rd March 2022 Mike Thornton Norman Cornish’s Spennymoor
30th March 2022 Frank Grant Reivers Haven to Gilsland Spa
6th April 2022   MEMBERS DAY
13th April 2022   EASTER BREAK
20th April 2022   EASTER BREAK
27th April 2022 Gordon Scorer Walking the Tyne 1. South Shields to Wylam
4th May 2022 Mel Wall D-Day Dodgers
11th May 2022 Neville Harris Spike Milligan and his part (in part) in the Goons
18th  May 2022 Geoff Hughes Cragside. Upstairs and Downstairs
 25th May 2022 Gordon Score Walking the Tyne 2. Wylam to North Shields
1st June 2022   Annual Trip – Sunderland Glass Factory and Shildon Locomotion Museum (TBC)
8th June 2022    
15th  June 2022    
 22nd June 2022 TBC Kynren – An Epic Tale of England
 29th June 2022 Prof. John Derry (TBC) TBA


7th September 2022 Mike Gibson River Tyne in Postcards Hexham to the mouth of the Tyne
14th September 2022 Frank Morgan-Grant William Stout – Hexham’s unwanted son
21st September 2022 Nigel Barlow Northumbria Blood Bikes
28th September 2022 Barry Mead Monkey Business at a Medieval Abbey
5th October 2022 Marge Reed Exploring the Himalayas in the 1960’s
12th October 2022   MEMBERS DAY
19th October 2022 Old English (Alan Giles) Local Songs and Local Stories
26th October 2022 Brian Tilley A view from Hextol Towers
2nd November 2022 Mel Wall  The Special Boat Service
9th November 2022 Ian McArdle  Medical Services of the Great War
16th November 2022 Harry Pearson  The Far Corner – a mazy dribble around North East Football
23rd November 2022 TBA Northumberland Archives Trust
30th November 2022 John Martin China – an all consuming dragon?
7th December 2022 Geoff Hughes Seven Ages of Christmas
9th December 2022 Cafe Enna (Tyne Green Golf Club) CHRISTMAS LUNCH with guests
14th December 2022 The Notelettes CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT with guests