Glendale Local History Society

'Keeping the Past Alive'

Glendale Local History Society Calendar

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40th anniversary programme 2017–18

Talks are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm at the Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, Wooler, NE71 6BL. Tea/coffee & biscuits served at 7.00; talks finish by 9.00.

Membership fee for the season £8. Visitors are welcome to all talks and events (£3 per person).

2017

13th September

Agriculture in Wooler and its environs, 1800 to the present – Dr Ian Roberts

A study of the agricultural development in the Glendale area

 

11th October

A golden age: Glendale in the 7th century – Max Adams, landscape archaeologist, historian and author/biographer

8th November

Local forestry activities in WW1Roger Jermy

Including a model forestry railway used for transporting timber during the shortage in WW1

Wednesday 15th November 10.30 Outing & guided tour to Scott’s Sawmills at Wooperton Station                            

13th December

Mills, milling and traditional bread making – David Harris-Jones, head miller at Heatherslaw mill, who will bring samples of bakery products

2018

10th January

Archaeology in the North-East: details to follow – Richard Carlton

Wednesday 24th January  Local History Quiz & Social Evening

14th February

Alnwick Castle and the history of St Cloud State University – Wade Sherman

Once a base for WW2 refugees, then a teacher training college, the castle now hosts the St. Cloud State University Alnwick Castle Program.

14th March

The Alnwick – Coldstream Railway: retracing its history – Rt Revd Dr Stephen Plattern

The origins and demise of our local railway

11th April

The last of the wandering minstrels: the life & work of Robert Gray, ‘The Yetholm Poet’Graeme Watson

A forgotten character, with a distinct personality, who ended his life in Wooler workhouse.                

Followed by short AGM

                                                                  

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We meet at:

The Cheviot Centre
12 Padgepool Place
Wooler
Northumberland
England
NE71 6BL