Talks

Talks

Skulduggery in Tudor Hexhamshire: The Aydon Shields Land dispute

Greg Finch

24th September 2020 at 8pm

We are planning to experiment with an on-line talk to be delivered via Zoom. HLHS members have received some details with this year’s delivery of their Hexham Historian, and further details will be issued by email closer to the time.

Instructions for using Zoom are here.

The HLHS normally runs a monthly series of 8 evening talks each year on a variety of topics. Invited speakers give a talk in Hexham on a topic of historical interest.

Talks take place on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding June, July and August), at 7:30pm, in the hall at Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS (scroll down to Google map). Tea and coffee are available afterwards.

Non-members are welcome to attend for a £2 charge, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Sadly, coronavirus has curtailed the 2020 series of talks. Those that were given are listed below. Details of the talks planned for 2021 will appear here.

If you would like to see the range of fascinating talks that have been given in previous years, please click here.

Pre-Covid19 Talks You’ve Missed in 2020

14 January 2020 Reservoir Digs: a later Mesolithic site at Cows Green Dr Rob Young

Dr Rob Young will describe the excavations which took place near Cows Green reservoir in County Durham. His interpretation of the findings widens our knowledge of people and their lives in Upper Teesdale during the late Mesolithic era.

7:30 pm, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS (Scroll to Google map)

11 February 2020 The Print Trade in 18th Century Newcastle Dr Barbara Crosbie

Newcastle upon Tyne emerged as one of the most important printing centres in England during the 18th century. Ranging from shop receipts and advertising flyers, to children’s books, political ballads, local histories, and several rival newspapers, these texts open a fascinating window on the past.

7:30 pm, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS (Scroll to Google map)

10 March 2020 The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong  Prof. Michael Green

The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong calls up the lost voice of a fourteen-year-old Northumbrian girl who, between January and May 1673, made some of the most dramatic accusations in the history of English witchcraft and then disappeared, leaving behind the mystery of what drove her to insist, in the face of rejection after rejection, on telling so strange a story—ultimately at the cost of her own life. Professor Green’s novel is the result of exhaustive archive research.

7:30 pm, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS (Scroll to Google map)