Tudhoe Village

Tudhoe & Spennymoor Local History Society

Spennymoor High Street

Previous Programmes

2017 Programme
23rd Jan 2017Jack InchScratching the Earth's Crust.
27th Feb 2017Mike ThorntonPeople & Places, The Norman Cornish sketch books.
27th Mar 2017Arthur DoddsA History of Espionage.
24th Apr 2017Peter BarronCloudy, Rain Later.
22nd May 2017Chris RuskinThe Lost Farms of Weardale.
14th Jun 2017Summer VisitHolker Hall and Carmel Priory, Cumbria.
26th Jun 2017John GrundyStones and Saints - the tangible and intangible pleasures of Durham.
24th Jul 2017Margaret HedleyNineteenth Century Pit Women of Durham.
25th Sep 2017John BanhamBehind the Lines: A Great War Nurse and the Fight for Survival.
23rd Oct 2017AGM & Alison HodgsonPoverty in Britain through the ages.
27th Nov 2017Alastair Fraser"Hopping the Bags" 33 Battalion Australian Imperial Force - an Australian battalion in the battle of the Messines, 1917.
18th Dec 2017Christmas SocialWhitworth Hall
2016 Programme
25th Jan 2016Arthur DoddsSanctuary in the Cathedral.
29th Feb 2016John MoreelsNostalgic Views of the North (PhotoPlate Archive).
21st Mar 2016Martin RobertsPevsner's County Durham travels.
25th Apr 2016John AskwithBishop Auckland Station & The Weardale Railway.
23rd May 2016Robin DanielsEvening Visit - The mediaeval town of Hartlepool.
18th Jun 2016Summer VisitThe Herriott Museum, Thirsk and Richmond Castle.
27th Jun 2016Gordon HendersonBinchester Roman Fort – 2016 update.
25th Jul 2016Abigail GouldingEva’s Story – a Film and Talk on Eva Vickerstaff.
26th Sep 2016Alastair Fraser“The Battle of the Somme” – the famous film released in 1916.
24th Oct 2016AGM & John BanhamMedomsley to Mirimachi: the career of General Sir Martin Hunter (1757-1846).
28th Nov 2016David BeattieThe Eden Family.
19th Dec 2016Christmas SocialTudhoe Cricket Club
2015 Programme
26th Jan 2015Paul GreenPolice Tales
23rd Feb 2015Jenny GarnettThe history of Burn Hall
23rd Mar 2015Arthur DoddsHistory of aerial surveillance.
27th Apr 2015Jo BathTales of the Tyne etc.
18th May 2015Peter WoodsNE Geological History
13th Jun 2015Summer VisitEden Camp, Malton.
29th Jun 2015Gordon HendersonBinchester visit and update.
27th Jul 2015Tony SmithThe Four Flemings - Williams I - IV, 1844 - 2014.
28th Sep 2015Alastair FraserA Battalion on the Learning Curve: W.D.Lowe & 18 DLI in the Great War
26th Oct 2015Michael RichardsonDurham City in Colour 1960-70.
23rd Nov 2015George NairnPost Cards from World War I.
14th Dec 2015Christmas SocialWhitworth Hall.
2014 Programme
27th Jan 2014Dr Craig BarclayA little bucket of ducatoons.
24th Feb 2014Michael RuddVisitors to Teesdale through the centuries.
24th Mar 2014Steve GibbsA history of brewing.
28th Apr 2014Dr Ian BoultonIron, steel, carbon and fire.
19th May 2014John RuffleVisit to St John's Church, Kirk Merrington, meet at the west gate at 7pm.
14th Jun 2014Summer VisitAbbotsford (nr Melrose) the home of Sir Walter Scott.
23rd Jun 2014Arthur DoddsThe Gunpowder Plot.
28th Jul 2014Michael RichardsonDurham in photographs 1936-1960.
22nd Sep 2014Chris LloydAttacking the Devil and sinking the unsinkable: W T Stead and the Titanic.
27th Oct 2014AGM and Mike OrdMore history from an armchair.
24th Nov 2014David ButlerChristina's Bridge.
15th Dec 2014Christmas SocialWhitworth Hall.
2013 Programme
28th Jan 2013Olly BurtonHeraldry & Local Families.
25th Feb 2013Rowena HackwoodThe Auckland Castle Project.
25th Mar 2013Jennifer GillThe Londonderry Family.
22nd Apr 2013Winifred ColmanThe life, times and travels of Peter Lee.
18th May 2013Yesterday Belongs to You County Hall Durham.
20th May 2013John RuffleThe 4th Viscount Castlereagh.
24th Jun 2013Mike AmosRamblings about Spennymoor - Recollections of a local journalist.
13th Jul 2013Summer VisitPaxton House (on the north bank of the Tweed near Berwick).
22nd Jul 2013Arthur DoddsThe Spy from County Durham.
23rd Sep 2013George NairnThe Great North Road - Scotch Corner to Lamberton Toll.
28th Oct 2013AGM and Mike OrdA 15th Armchair Expose.
25th Nov 2013Martin RobertsVanishing Vernacular.
16th Dec 2013Christmas SocialHonest Lawyer.
2012 Programme
23rd Jan 2012PicturesPictures of Tudhoe & Spennymoor.
27th Feb 2012Olly BurtonStained Glass Windows.
26th Mar 2012Julian HarropVisit to Beamish Archive.
23rd Apr 2012Janet ThackrayOur Northern Heritage.
21st May 2012David MasonNew excavations at Binchester.
25th Jun 2012John Ruffle40 years in 50 pictures
14th Jul 2012Summer VisitWallington Hall.
23rd Jul 2012Jack InchVisit to Durham Mining Museum at Town Hall.
15th Sep 2012BinchesterVisit to Binchester.
24th Sep 2012Chris LloydDarlington Civic Theatre.
22nd Oct 2012AGM and Mike OrdA 14th Armchair stroll
26th Nov 2012Martin RobertsSlipping down the ladder: the decline of Weardale's great Elizabethan Houses.
17th Dec 2012Christmas SocialHonest Lawyer.
2011 Programme
24th Jan 2011John BygateThe Birtley Belgians.
28th Feb 2011David ButlerRambles with Rosa : travels in Europe & Asia Minor in 1871.
28th Mar 2011Jo BathWitchcraft in North East England.
18th Apr 2011Andrew UrwinThe life and times of Fred Urwin.
23rd May 2011Spring VisitWitton Castle Estate.
27th Jun 2011Heather MounseyWho killed Lucy.
16th Jul 2011Summer VisitThe Scottish Borders. Floors Castle and Kelso.
25th Jul 2011Bob AbleySpennymoor in film.
26th Sep 2011Members' EveningPersonal artefacts to be discussed.
24th Oct 2011AGM and Mike OrdArmchair walk no.13.
28th Nov 2011Sheila ForsterVoices from the past: oral history.
19th Dec 2011Christmas SocialHonest Lawyer.
2010 Programme
25th Jan 2010Chris LloydCockfield Fell.
22nd Feb 2010John BanhamWotton in Werdale: the Eures and their castle.
14th Mar 2010Sprimg VisitNewcastle and Gateshead Waterfront and the Great North Museum(formerly Hancock Museum).
22nd Mar 2010Trevor CarrollThe History of Fairs.
26th Apr 2010Tony SmithFrom Catterick and back via India and Dunkirk: a retrospective of Ted Smith's talk in November 1991.
24th May 2010Ted ShawWilliam Shaw and Dotheboys Hall.
28th Jun 2010David ButlerDurham Town Hall Tour. Meet outside the Town Hall at 6.30 pm.
July 2010Settle and Carlisle Railway.Summer visit.
26th Jul 2010Rosemary AllenNorthern things.
27th Sep 2010Niall HammondScargill Castle.
25th Oct 2010AGM and Mike OrdAn armchair stroll along the North Yorkshire coast.
22nd Nov 2010John RuffleThe alternative to growing turnips: Myrtle Bloom in Egypt in the 1930s.
20th Dec 2010Christmas SocialWhitworth Hall
2009 Programme
26th Jan 2009Bob AbleyThe Byers Green branch line-part 2.
15th Feb 2009BradfordNational Media Museum, Bradford.
23rd Mar 2009Spennymoor Settlement.Spennymoor Settlement.
27th Apr 2009William SalvinThe challenges in running an historic country estate.
16th May 2009Yesterday belongs to you.County Hall. The society will have a stand at this bi-annual event.
18th May 2009Gordon HendersonRoman medicine and Binchester update
29th Jun 2009Naill BensonDurham's Magical Coast
June/July Castle Howard Depart by Community Bus from St.David's Church, Tudhoe,at 9.00 a.m
27th Jul 2009Raby CastleMeet at the car park within the grounds (entrance fees payable) at 2.00 p.m.
28th Sep 2009Jennifer GillRecipes and meals through the ages.
25th Oct 2009AGM and Mike OrdCoast in an armchair.
23rd Nov 2009David MasonNew evidence for Roman County Durham.
14th Dec 2009Christmas SocialWhitworth Hall

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