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Talks

Talks are usually held on the third Monday of the month, at Cleadon Park Library, South Shields. Members meet from 5.15 pm to 6.45 pm.. There is a £1 charge per talk for non-members. There is no talk in December.

Talks which took place before June 2015 are listed on the blog pages.

Monday, 19th November, 2018

09/11/18

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle - then and now, talk by Margaret Dodds ...more

Monday, 15th October, 2018

12/10/18

The Story of HMS Viknor, talk by Barry Hails ...more

Monday, 20th August, 2018

07/08/18

The Stanhope & Tyne Railway, talk by Peter Leech ...more

Monday, 16th July, 2018

10/07/18

Dr Thomas Masterman Winterbottom, founder of the Marine School - a talk about the lesser-known aspects of his life, by Dr Malcolm Grady ...more

Monday, 18th May, 2018

16/06/18

AGM followed by Ernest Lewthwaite Memorial Talk by Jean Stokes ...more

Monday, 21st May 2018

13/05/18

South Shields Sailing Collier, 'Priscilla', talk by Peter Chapman ...more

Monday, 16th April

09/04/18

Cleadon Cottage Homes, talk by Lilian Milne ...more

Monday, 19th March, 1918

13/03/18

Mouth of the Tyne, changes between 1895 and 1913, talk by Anthea Lang ...more

Monday, 19th February, 2018

08/02/18

Abbess Hilda's First Religious House, illustrated talk by Alan Newham. ...more

Monday, 15th January, 2018

07/01/18

Visitors to Tyneside before 1850, by Tim Griffiths. ...more

Monday, 20th November, 2017

10/11/17

The Heyday of the Postcard, talk by Janis Blower ...more

Monday, 16th October, 2017

06/10/17

Children of the Pit Villages, talk by Philip Dyer ...more

Monday, 18th September, 2017

03/09/17

A Passion for History, presented by Anne Sharp with films by Gary Wilkinson ...more

Monday, 21st August, 2017

03/07/17

A Strange Kind of Patronage, talk by David Kidd ...more

Monday, 17th July, 2017

03/07/17

Mining in South Tyneside, talk by Ian Robertson ...more

Monday, 16th October, 2017

03/07/17

Children of the Pit Villages, talk by Philip Dyer

Monday, 20th November, 2017

03/07/17

Behind the Scenes, talk by Janis Blower

Monday, 15th May, 2017

07/05/17

The East Coast War Channels project introduced by Eric Wilton, National Trust South Tyne Group ...more

Monday, 24th April, 2017

12/04/17

The Tyne - stories of the Tyne and the sailors who sailed from her on their epic journeys round the world, talk by Micael Chaplin ...more

Monday, 20th March, 2017

09/03/17

Cobles and Keelboats of the East Coast, talk by Colin Robson ...more

Monday, 20th February, 2017

09/02/17

The First Libraries of South Shields, 1788-1855, by Heather Thomas ...more

January 16th, 2016

06/01/17

Playright, Ed Waugh talks about his play, Hadaway Harry, about renowned Geordie rower, Harry Clasper ...more

October 17th, 2016

10/10/16

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, 'Always Ready for 150 Years' talk by Tom Fennelly ...more

September 19th, 2016

11/09/16

George Orwell, English Rebel, talk by Professor Robert Colls ...more

August 15th, 2016

09/08/16

My Personal Top Ten at the Discovery Museum ...more

July 18th, 2016

13/07/16

Diaries of James Chuter Ede, MP for South Shields from 1935-64, talk by Dr Malcolm Grady ...more

May 16th, 2016

08/05/16

History of the Marine School, South Shields, by Alan Johnson ...more

April 18th, 2016

09/04/16

The Large Houses of Cleadon, talk by Penny Middleton ...more

March 21st, 2016

06/03/16

The Ingham Infirmary and Newcastle Hospitals, talk by Professor Reg Hall ...more

February 15th, 2016

31/01/16

Tale Pieces: the fragmentary world of Thomas Bewick’s miniature illustrations, talk by artist Peter Quinn ...more

January 18th, 2016

10/01/16

'From Fish Quay Folk to Beached Birds' talk by Daniel Turner ...more

November 9th, 2015

01/11/15

Talk by Peter Hoy to remember those from South Tyneside who served in World War One. ...more

October 19th, 2015

06/10/15

Robert Stephenson - his life and achievements, talk by Malcolm Smith ...more

21st September, 2015

08/09/15

Adam Bell, Assistant Keeper of Social History at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery - treasured items and unique stories ...more

August 17th, 2015

08/08/15

The Great Exhibition of 1851, illustrated talk by Dr Michael Johnson ...more

June 15th 2015, AGM and Ernest Lewthwaite Memorial Talk

06/06/15

Jean Stokes explores images of Sandhaven Beach to Marsden Grotto ...more