Talks & Events

Talks & Events

Talks

The HLHS 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 given in prior years are listed here.)

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.

The remaining talks this year are shown below.

Events

In the summer months of June, July and August, HLHS organise trips to places of historical interest in the North East.of England and in the Scottish Borders.

Members of the Society have priority when booking places on a trip, although non-members are welcomed if space permits.

The programme of visits for 2018 … has now completed. Watch this space for announcements concerning the 2019 programme.

Some reports of trips from past years are available by clicking here.

09 Oct 2018  Connecting Small Worlds: travel and transport in Roman Britain and beyond  Dr James Gerrard

Dr Gerrard’s research focuses on the end of the Western Roman Empire in Britain and Europe, and his talk will consider
the networks for communication left at the end of this period.

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

13 Nov 2018 Water Trades on The Tyne in the 17th and 18th Centuries (& HLHS AGM)  Dr Peter Wright

Dr Wright’s talk will reveal the sources he studied for his account of the owners and workers who were essential to
Newcastle’s trading importance in the 1600s and 1700s. These included parish and probate documents, port books, and
shipwrights’ records, and revealed the sometimes unexpected breadth of commercial activity in the North East.

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