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Monthly Friday Talks for the Friends.

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Interesting Topics from the North East of England.

Friends are invited to attend the Friday Evening Meetings that are presented during the winter months. The following is the current programme and a selection of previous Talks.

Please note: The topics and speakers may be changed at the last minute without warning. This is very rare indeed and we always try to have a worthwhile substitute available just in case.

The following will give you some idea about the topics covered by the speakers in that period.

The meetings are always well attended and enjoyed by all. Most of the speakers are eminant experts in their field. Come along if you can make it. You won't be disappointed.


Friday Evening Meetings: 2017-2018

  • September 29th 2017 Rev. Peter Barham - Wilson Carmichael, Artist
  • October 20th 2017 Dinah Iredale - Bondagers and the Bondage System 
  • November 24th 2017 John Grundy - Churches of the North East
  • January 26th 2018 Freda Thompson - Mr Grainger's Market
  • February 23rd 2018 Bernard Hope - Prisoners of the British
  • March 23rd 2018 Jan & Ron Clements - Travels with a Camera
  • April 27th 2018 Dorothy Brownlee - The Wreck of the Rohilla

 

Friday Evening Meetings: 2016-2017

  • September 30th 2016 Bernard Hope - Eddie Chapman North East Double Agent
  • October 21st 2016 Andrew Clark - Pubs, Brewers and Beer 
  • November 25th 2016 Richard Pears - Tyneside and the Battle of Jutland
  • January 27th 2017 Trevor Ermel - All My Yesterdays
  • February 24th 2017 Jonathan Hill - J.R. Moore, Newcastle's Motorcycling Pioneer
  • March 24th 2017 Paul Jarman - Transport at Beamish
  • April 28th 2017 Val Scully - Mary Eleanor Bowes

Friday Evening Meetings: 2015-2016

  • September 25th 2015 Jim Rees¬†- Remaking Beamish
  • October 23rd 2015 Ken Potts - Heritage Railways
  • November 27th 2015 George Nairn - The Great North Road
  • January 29th 2016 Richard Pears - Necessary History - The British Toilet
  • February 26th 2016 John Treherne MBE - The Songs of Tyneside
  • March 18th 2016 Shirley Brown - Babies, Art & J. B. Priestley
  • April 29th 2016 Anthea Lang - Victorian Gateshead

 


The Friday Evening Meetings are held on the Museum site, normally in the Collections' Room in the Regional Resource Centre Bulding at Foulbridge.

If you are coming to the Meetings please enter the site at the Foulbridge Workshop entrance and park there. The gate will open between 7.15pm and 8.00pm. The meeting starts at 8.00pm and the gate will be locked during the meeting.

You will need your membership card with you when you sign in.
There is a £1.00 charge per person, per Meeting, which includes refreshments.

Speakers Needed.

Can you suggest a suitable speaker for a Friday Evening Meeting?

If yes, please contact the Friends' Office.

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