The 2017 Tyne and Wear Heritage Conference - Saturday May 13th 2017
Main Conference Sponsor :
Conference and HeritageACT! Supporter
The 2017 TWHF Conference "Celebrating Local Heritage Initiatives" was held on May 13th 2017 at the fantastic Wallsend Memorial Hall. The event again attracted over 150 individuals and representatives of local history groups who came together to celebrate the contribution of the Tyne & Wear to the industrial revolution under the title "Celebrating Local Heritage Initiatives"
Attendees enjoyed talks from keynote speakers Viscount Matt Ridley Ridley Lord Alan Beith as well as long-time North East ambassador and broadcaster John Grundy.
The Conference was a celebration of the industrial and social heritage of Tyne & Wear and the wider region and featured :
Lessons from the ongoing community projects supported by the Forum
Presentations of best practice for local heritage groups
Keynote Speakers - Lord Alan Beith, Viscount Matt Ridley & John Grundy
Our Popular Workshops
Tours of Segedunum and the Buddle Centre
The Conference was Supported by Historic England
The programme for the day is below as are pdf's of some of our speakers presentations.
Lord Alan Beith - Temples of Tyne & Wear
Viscount Matt Ridley -300 Years of Steam on the Tyne
Carol Bell - Great Exhibition of the North 2018
Lowick Heritage Group - Dryburn Limekilns Project
Jules Brown - Community Action in Conservation Areas
Katharine Birdsall - Accessing Funding for Heritage
Kim Stabler - HeritageACT! - The First Year
Dan Richardson - Open Lab Digital Civics : Highlighting the Value of Community Spaces
Andy Sherman - The CITiZAN project and community archaeology on England’s coastline
"Celebrating Local Heritage Initiatives"
9.00 Optional Tour of Segedunum by the Friends of Segedunum
9.45 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Conference Opening - Norma Redfearn - Mayor of North Tyneside
10.00 Introduction - John Daniels - Chair Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum
10.05 "Heritage of Wallsend Memorial Hall" - Councillor Gary Madden
10.15 "Great Exhibition of the North 2018" - Carol Bell - Executive Director, Great Exhibition of the North
10.30 "300 Years of Steam on the Tyne" - The Viscount Matt Ridley DL - Keynote Speaker
11.15 Workshops* & Coffee Break
12.15 HeritageAct! - The First Year" - Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum
12.45 "A Year in Review" - Martin Hulse - Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust
1.00 Lunch & Optional Tour to the Buddle Centre with TWBPT & Wallsend LHS
2.00 HeritageAct! - The First Year - Part 2" - Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum
2.30 "Temples of Tyne & Wear-a look at our rich but threatened heritage of chapels" - The Rt Hon. the Lord Alan Beith
- Keynote Speaker
3.15 Workshops* & Coffee Break
4.15 HeritageAct! Awards & Closing - John Grundy - Keynote Speaker
1. "Community Action in Conservation Areas" - Jules Brown - Historic England
2. "Accessing Funding for Heritage" - Katharine Birdsall - Heritage Lottery Fund
3. "Bridging the Gap" - Jude Murphy & Cllr Nigel Todd - Workers Education Association
4. "The Power of Partnership" - Karen Daglish - Land of Oak & Iron
5. "Digital Civics : Highlighting the Value of Community Spaces" - Dan Richardson - Open Lab
6. "The CITiZAN project and community archaeology on England’s coastline" - Andy Sherman -CITiZAN
(Coastal & Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)
Displays & Stands
Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust
Wallsend Local History Society
Workers Education Association
Friends of Segedunum
Land of Oak & Iron
Explore Lifelong Learning
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
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Short tour of Segedunum : Meet Ken Hutchinson (Friends of Segedunum) at 9am in Segedunum Car Park for half hour tour of Segedunum inc Bath House etc. (Galleries will not be open).
Visit to Buddle Centre - Lunchtime visit and chat about the history of the building & what the TW Building Preservation Trust intend to do with it. There may be broken glass so please where appropriate footwear!