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A new book launching in December tells the story of how the Gateshead Borough was formed in 1974. Fifty years ago the first proposals were put forward to create the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
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We are the Local History Society for Whickham, providing a programme of monthly talks on the fourth Monday evening of each month from September to April, in the Community Centre on Front Street
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The Birtley Belgians

In the early stages of WW1, it was clear Britain was facing a munitions shortfall and more factories were needed to provide armaments; by the spring of 191

Thursday 25th November 2021 Jean Atkinson & Val Greaves - Who were the Birtley Belgians *please note November 2021 the meeting starts at 6pm The Felling Local History Society (est 1971) meet on the
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The Men's Group meet on the 2nd Monday of every month. This group started October 2018. The leader of the group is Arthur Coulson. Over the past months the numbers of group members have been rising
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The Friends of Blaydon Station are a small group of volunteers dedicated to caring for Blaydon Railway Station.

The heritage Fund have put together a list of heritage-inspired activities you can do from home – They will be updating the list, so keep checking back to find new things. Details : https://www

The Felling Local History Society meets on the last Thursday of each month September to April  (excluding December) in Pelaw Library, Joicey Street

Description:  , DIG. BUILD. EXPLORE. LEARN. SEE. DISCOVER., Fantastic volunteering opportunities helping us to protect 500 years of heritage, history, heroes and habitats. Get stuck in to practical