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New TWHF Member - Friends of Segedunum

TWHF's newest member is the Friends of Segedunum

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TWHF New Member - Wallsend Local History Society

TWHF's newest member is the Wallsend Local History Society - who will be involved in our conference at Wallsend Memorial Hall on Sat May 13th.

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National Trust - Hang Your Head!

An appalling decision by the National Trust - without consulting their members or local people

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HeritageACT! Project - History of the Electricity Supply in NE England

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - this is the "History of the Electricity Supply in NE England"

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HeritageACT! Project - Puffing Billy Trail

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - this is the "Puffing Billy Trail"

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Land of Oak & Iron - Conserve, Enhance, Celebrate

Land Of Oak & Iron are TWHF's latest member.

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Join our Mailing List!

Join TWHF's Mailing List here

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New HeritageACT! Leaflet

Our latest HeritageACT! Leaflet is now available which gives a brief overview of HeritageACT! itself.

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HeritageACT! Project Blueprint

As part of our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England, TWHF arranged for a Project Planning Workshop for our HeritageACT!Groups to attend.

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HeritageACT! Planning Interpretation for Heritage Projects

As part of our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England, TWHF arranged for a Project Planning Workshop for our HeritageACT!Groups to attend.

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HeritageACT! Top Ten Tips for Planning a Conservation Project

As part of our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England, TWHF arranged for a Project Planning Workshop for our HeritageACT!Groups to attend.

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HeritageACT! What Is Heritage?

As part of our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England, TWHF arranged for a Project Planning Workshop for our HeritageACT!Groups to attend.

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HeritageACT! Project - Wideopen Waggonway

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - this is the "Wideopen Waggonway Project"

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HeritageACT! Grant Funding for Community Groups

As part of our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England, TWHF arranged for a Project Planning Workshop for our HeritageACT!Groups to attend.

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HeritageACT! Community Groups Legal Status, Governance, Skills and Funding.

Hardly a subject to get the blood racing!

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HeritageACT! Project - Parsons Plaque

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - the third is "Parsons Plaque" by The Friends of The Discovery Museum. We will let David Murray take up the story :

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HeritageACT! Project - Saltwell Park

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - the second is "Saltwell Park". We will let Michael Turner, Chair of Friends of Saltwell Park take up the story :

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HeritageAct! Project - Lowick Lime Kilns

Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - the first is "Lowick Lime Kilns". We will let Philip Hanson take up the story :

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Friends of Walker Park January Newsletter

The Walker Park Newsletter for January and February 2017 is now available.

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Friends of Walker Park November Newsletter

The Walker Park Newsletter for November and December 2016 is now available.

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Have You Ever Wondered What is inside Newcastle's Guildhall?

Tickets are still available for next Saturday!

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War Memorials Workshop Newcastle 23rd November

It is over two years since the Prime Minister announced a national programme to survey and restore many of the country’s First World War memorials

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Friends of Walker Park October Newsletter

The Walker Park Newsletter for Sept and October 2016 is now available

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Events in and around Sunderland - September Issue

Dates For Your Diary – September issue

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Newcastle's Motorcycling Pioneers at Discovery

An exhibition celebrating the motorcycling heritage of J.R Moore, Jesmond/Dene Motorcycles 1898-1922

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Friends of Walker Park July Newsletter

The Walker Park Newsletter for July and August 2016 is now available.

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Events in & around Sunderland (mainly of a historical interest) July Issue

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - JULY ISSUE

(events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest)

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Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum appoint Project Manager

TWHF have now completed the appointment process for the project management consultant.

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June & July Events in & around Sunderland (mainly of a historical interest)

Dates for your diary to the end of July

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The Mayor's Tales - Guildhall Performances!

Sunday June 12th sees 2 performances of "The Mayor's Tales" by Newcastle City Guides in the splendid surroundings of the Newcastle Guildhall.

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Saltwell Park - Needs You!

TWHF Member, Friends of Saltwell Park are holding a meeting on Saturday 25 June 2016, 9.30am at Gateshead Old Town Hall

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C. A. Parsons - Heaton Works Journals Project

As part of FODMs Science and Industry Library Project Chris Watson and David Murray have been electronically indexing the Parsons Heaton Works Journals and have now finished.

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Friends of Walker Park May Newsletter & Friends Meeting

The Walker Park Newsletter for May & June 2016 is now available and their latest meeting will be held on Saturday May 14th at 10.30am.

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Newcastle's Motorcycling Pioneers - Volunteers needed

The Discovery Museum will be hosting a fabulous new exhibition "Newcastle's Motorcycling Pioneers Part 1" which will take place over 3 weeks from 28th August-19th September 2016.

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Explore The Historic England Archives - Talk

Bessie Surtees House is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Picturing England’ which explores 150 years of English History through stunning archive images from the Historic England photographic archive.

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April Events in & around Sunderland (Mainly of a Historical Interest)

Sunderland Museum

From 23rd April  International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

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The Newcastle Bolshevik at St George's, Jesmond

TWHF's latest members are the Friends of St George’s Church, Jesmond

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TWHF Advert for Project Management Contractor

Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum, a voluntary organisation made up of key local heritage groups is looking to engage a contractor or self-employed individual to help design and operate HeritageACT!

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Trials & Transportation - Newcastle Guildhall

Sunday April 10th sees 2 performances of "Trials and Transportation" by Newcastle City Guides in the splendid surroundings of the Newcastle Guildhall.

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Newcastle Gang Show - Oldest Remaining in World - This Week

The Brilliant Newcastle Gang Show (now the oldest remaining Gang Show in the world) which started in 1937 is performing at the People's Theatre this week.

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Brilliant Newcastle Dance Video

Swing Tyne performing a 'collegiate shag' dance routine by Steve and Chanzie in and around beautiful Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.

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Newcastle City Guides 2016 Season Launch

Newcastle City Guides today launched their 2016 Season of City Tours

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March Events in & around Sunderland (Mainly of a Historical Interest)

March events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest

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Path Head Water Mill - Blaydon's Hidden Gem

Have you visited TWHF's latest member yet? The Path Head Water Mill is a heritage site and working museum with a restored and operational water wheel -at Summerhill, Blaydon on Tyne.

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Walker Park Newsletter March 2016 & Friends Meeting

The Walker Park Newsletter for March & April 2016 is now available. See below

Also The Friends of Walker Park's latest meeting will be held on Saturday March 5th.

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How an underground tunnel in Newcastle is becoming one of the city's most popular attractions

The Victoria Tunnel - a TWHF member - has a great article in the Evening Chronicle to celebrate reachin visitor numbers of over 10,000 per year.

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The North East comes together to celebrate the past and future of our industrial heritage

The Tyne & Wear Heritage conference took place last month at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle. The event 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.

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Jan & Feb Events in and around Sunderland (Mainly of a historical interest)

Sunderland Museum

To 24th January    Look and Inspire:  pin-hole camera photographs of the changing face of Sunderland

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The Real Northern Powerhouse launched at TWHF Conference

A new book from Tyne Bridge Publishing will be launched at the Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum, 23 January 2016 at the Biscuit Factory.

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TWHF Conference - Specially Curated Art Collection

The following press release from the Biscuit Factory explains their latest art collection which was specially curated to link with our upcoming conference and help to engage communities in the preservation of their local heritage.

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Walker Park Newsletter Jan 2016 & Friends Meeting

The Walker Park Newsletter for January & February 2016 is now available. See below

Also The Friends of Walker Park's latest meeting will be held on Saturday January 9th.

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St James' in Benwell Events Programme Jan-Mar 2016

TWHF member St James' in Benwell Centre for Heritage & Culture have released their events programme for January until March 2016

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TWHF Conference - Full Programme Released!

We're delighted to announce the full conference programme is now available to view.

Click here to download the conference programme

We have some fantastic workshops for delegates to attend as well as inspiring keynote speakers.

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Conference Sponsors - Towergate Insurance

The days are counting down to our Conference and tickets are selling well.

We have 2 main conference sponsors - the second one is Towergate Insurance :

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Conference Sponsors - Ecclesiastical

The days are counting down to our Conference and tickets are selling well.

We have 2 main conference sponsors - the first one is Ecclesiastical:

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City Guides in City Library Saturday Selling Season Tickets

Newcastle City Guides will be in Newcastle City Library this coming Saturday (12th) from 9.30 til 5 selling season tickets and winter warmers.

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Welcome to the World's Oldest Railway

TWHF's latest alliance member is the world famous Tanfield Railway. Tanfield is a great day out for all the family - an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and lovingly restored locomotives.

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Victoria Tunnel - Award Winning Volunteer Guides

TWHF members Victoria Tunnel are very proud that their volunteer guides have just won the Volunteer Team Award in the North East Museum Volunteer Awards 2015.

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TWHF Conference - Brilliant Xmas Present!

Stuck for ideas for Christmas Presents? Why not buy a place at TWHF's Conference?

Entry includes Full day conference at the Biscuit Factory including Lunch with speakers Adam Hart-Davis, John Grundy, Martin Hulse, Jules Brown, Yvonne Conchie and many more.

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Celebrating George Stephenson - Family Open Day

George Stephenson demonstated his lamp to the Lit & Phil Society on 5th December 1815. 200 years later to the day the Lit & Phil are celebrating his achievement with a variety of events, demonstrations, talks, living history and the occasional small fire!

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City Guides Fantastic Xmas Present Idea!

Newcastle City Guides have today released their 2016 Season Ticket in time for Christmas - and they make a fabulous Christmas present! The tickets are on special offer at £25 (£20 for concessions) and with 50 walks available this works out at incredible value!

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Continuing the Stephenson Legacy

Last week an interesting meeting was held in North Tyneside to discuss ways of marking further the legacy of George and Robert Stephenson in the wake of the Blucher/ Stephenson 200 Anniversary Project which included the reinstallment of the Killingworth Engine

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TWHF Conference - New Speakers Announced & Programme Themes Confirmed

Planning for the Tyne & Wear Heritage Conference is well underway and we've received a fantastic response with places filling up fast!

We'll be bringing together local communities, commercial partners, heritage enthusiasts and conservation experts to offer guidance, support and knowledge at the first Tyne & Wear Heritage Conference.

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St Mary's Book & Record Fair - Sat 21st Nov

St Mary's Heritage Group, Gateshead are having their first ever book record and postcard fair on Saturday 21 November from 10.30am - 3.30pm. This event will take place in the chancel at St Mary's and there will be a £1 admittance charge - which entitles you to a free tea or coffee.

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"The Rocket" Autumn 2015 Edition

Alliance member The Robert Stephenson Trust has just released its latest edition of "The Rocket".

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ANLHS AGM & Book Launch of A Northumbrian Miscellany

The Association of Northumberland Local History Societies final event of 2015 is this Saturday at 11am. This is their AGM followed by a book launch:  A Northumbrian Miscellany: Historical Essays in Memory of Constance M Fraser

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Walker Park Newsletter November 2015 & Friends Meeting

The Walker Park Newsletter for November & December is now available. See below

Also The Friends of Walker Park's latest meeting will be held on November 14th.

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Stop the closure of the DLI Museum Petition

Durham County Council has announced the closure of the Durham Light Infantry Museum. TWHF would urge everyone to spend a couple of minutes to sign the petition against its closure.

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Engines Running & Arcs and Sparks Tours at Discovery

On Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th October from 10-3 The Friends of Discovery Museum will be running the engines in the gallery.

Also their "Arcs and Sparks" behind the scenes tour will be on Wed 4th November at 11am and Wed 18th November at 2pm

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Newcastle Theatre Royal voted the most welcoming Theatre in the UK

Over the past two months, the country has been voting vigorously to decide which Theatre is the 'Most Welcoming in the UK'. Last week we were shortlisted as North East winner, and yesterday it was announced we have won the top award!

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November Events in and around Sunderland (Mainly of a historical interest)

Sunderland Museum

19th September to 29th November  Picture the Poet: high quality photographs of living poets on loan from the National Portrait Gallery

19th September to 1st November  North East poets: image and inspiration - photographic portraits of North East poets taken by young people from Southmoor Academy

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Capability Brown - A Very Northumbrian Gardener - John Grundy

A talk by John Grundy on behalf of the Northumbria Gardens Trust on "CAPABILITY BROWN – A Very Northumbrian Gardener" will be held at the Lit & Phil.

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The Changing Face of Sunderland - Victoria County History

Chris Mullin, author and former MP for Sunderland South will give a free public lecture entitled "The Changing Face of Sunderland" - 14th of November 2015 3pm at St Peter's church, Monkwearmouth.

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Sunderland - The East End Remembered

Follow the stories of local people who have shared their fond memories on film with the Canny Space and Library Services, about living in the Garths and the East End of Sunderland from 1940 to 1995.

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Walker Park Newsletter October 2015

The Walker Park Newsletter for September & October is now available

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John Grundy to Speak at Our Conference

Architectural historian and broadcaster John Grundy has confirmed he will be speaking at the upcoming Tyne & Wear Heritage Conference.

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The Sunderland Story heritage film show, Friday 2nd October

At Sunderland Minster this Friday evening, as part of the Sunderland Literature Festival, there will be a showing of a new Sunderland heritage film specially put together by the North East Film Archive for the occasion.

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Dukesfield Win "LOVE Northumberland" Award

TWHF member Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project were announced winners at the LOVE Northumberland Awards last week.

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Magna Carta and King John - Study Day - Warkworth

TWHF member Association of Northumberland Local History Societies (ANLHS) are holding what promises to be a very interesting Study Day on October 3rd in Warkworth - entitled "Magna Carta and King John".

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Mining Institute - Stephenson Locomotive Soc Meetings

TWHF member The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers are hosts to The Stephenson Locomotive Society meetings on Friday evenings every fortnight.

All manner of Railway subjects are covered :

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Blackfell Hauler wins Historic England Angel National Award!

Congratulations to the Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust for winning the Historic England Angel Award 2015.

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September / October Events in and around Sunderland (Mainly of a historical interest)

Sunderland Museum

Until 13th September  An exhibition featuring Canaletto’s ‘A Regatta on the Grand Canal’, which is on loan from the National Gallery

19th September to 29th November  Picture the Poet: high quality photographs of living poets on loan from the National Portrait Gallery

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Our Conference with Adam Hart-Davis - Tickets Selling Well - Get Yours Now!

Tickets are selling well for our January conference 'Innovation, Invention, Industrialisation' on Saturday 23rd Jan 2016 at The Biscuit Factory. The brilliant Adam Hart-Davis is our keynote speaker and that registration is now open!

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Fantastic Newcastle Video with Adam Hart-Davis

Adam Hart-Davis is an English polymath comprising scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and What the Romans Did for Us.

Watch him present this fantastic video "How Britain Was Built - Newcastle"

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Northumberland & Newcastle Society Events Programme

The Northumberland & Newcastle Society have just announced their latest Events Programme. There are 3 fantastic events to look forward to.

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Killingworth Local History Events Programme

TWHF's newest alliance member Killingworth Local History Society have released their latest events programme.

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TWHF in Today's Journal

Today we are featured in an excellent article by Tony Henderson in the Journal called "Uniting to save our historic and cultural treasures".

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Historic Images of Saltwell Park

The Friends of Saltwell Park are currently celebrating their 10th anniversary and to celebrate this these 4 historic images were used as postcards and given to park visitors to promote the heritage of the park.

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Newcastle Guildhall Open for HODS

Have you ever been inside the fabulous Newcastle Guildhall on Newcastle's Quayside? Now is your chance. Newcastle City Guides are opening it for FREE 2 tours for Heritage Open Days on Friday 11th September.

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A brief look at how Sunderland once looked.

Have a nostagic look at this excellent slide show of how Sunderland once looked

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Saint Mary's Heritage Group Gateshead Autumn Programme

Saint Mary's Heritage Group Gateshead have just released their Autumn Events Programme. This included Heritage Talks, Book Launches, Coffee Mornings, Family History Surgery and a Headstones and Heritage Tour!

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Wad Thou Gan? Washington Men in The Great War

Local Film & Media Company Lonely Tower have produced a brilliant video about Washington Men in the Great War

How did a small collection of villages in north east England react and respond when duty called and how did this global conflict impact on the men and families of a century ago?

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Blackfell Hauler House Needs Your Vote

The Blackfell Hauler House Project needs your vote in the annual Historic England Angel Awards.

The awards founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by the Telegraph, celebrate the efforts of local people who have saved historic buildings and places.

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Adam Hart-Davis Conference - Sponsorship Still Available

The TWHF's January Conference at the Biscuit Factory with keynote speaker Adam Hart-Davis still has sponsorship packages available. If your company is interested please contact Jo on 0191 241 4523 or jo@echoevents.org for this exciting opportunity. Registration for the event is now open.

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St James Heritage & Environment Group Events Programme

St James Heritage & Environment Group, Benwell events programme for September to December

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Dukesfield Smelters Project Needs Your Vote!

The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project needs your vote in the annual Historic England Angel Awards.

The awards founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by the Telegraph, celebrate the efforts of local people who have saved historic buildings and places.

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Walker Park Newsletter August 2015

The Walker Park Newsletter for July and August is now available. See below

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Historic England Angel Awards - 2 Contenders

The annual Historic England Angel Awards, founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by the Telegraph, celebrate the efforts of local people who have saved historic buildings and places. This year under the category "Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site", 4 projects have been shortlisted. 2 of these projects are by members of the Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum which is fantastic news.

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Conference with Adam Hart-Davis - Booking open now!

We are pleased to announce that Adam Hart-Davis is our keynote speaker at our conference 'Innovation, Invention, Industrialisation' on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at The Biscuit Factory and that registration is now open!

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Low Fell Forum Monthly Meeting

Our latest Alliance member, Low Fell Forum hold their monthly meetings at 'Rosa12' on Durham Road, Low Fell. Their next meeting is August 5th at 12.30pm.

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August Events in and around Sunderland (Mainly of a historical interest)

Sunderland Museum

6th June to 31st August  Sunderland’s First World War: The Home Front

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TSMEE Open Weekend - Model trains in Exhibition Park

Our newest alliance member TSMEE - Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers are holding their annual open weekend this weekend (July 11th and 12th) in Exhibition Park and will have model locomotives from other clubs visiting their track in the Park.

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Walker Park Open Meeting - Can You Help?

Originally laid out in 1888, Walker Park in Newcastle's East End has seen some changes over the years with many of the original features including lake, bandstand and original pavilion having been lost. However the park remains one of the few surviving features from the industrial period in Walker.

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Summer Walks in the Ouseburn Valley

Our newest Alliance Member - Ouseburn Trust - who operate the fabulous Victoria Tunnel, and activities include themes of heritage (including oral history and photo archives), community, property & regeneration of the Ouseburn area also have a brilliant programme of Summer Walks.

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Innovation, Invention & Industrialisation Conference

Our Conference "Innovation, Invention & Industrialisation" will be on 23rd January 2016 at The Biscuit Factory.

We will be announcing how to book online, keynote speakers and other details soon. More conference details available here

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A fantastic walking tour about the history of the shipping industry in South Shields

In Conversation: A riverside walk with Michael Chaplin and Mikhail Karikis

South Shields, Sat 4 July 2015, 14:30 - 16:30

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Carter's Well, Low Fell

At TWHF we would like to showcase "case studies" where local heritage groups in the community have got together to save or improve something in their community. Our second case to feature is Carter's Well, Low Fell and the Low Fell Forum.

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Staiths, Steamers & Teemers

LOCAL HISTORY WALK: Staiths, Steamers & Teemers: Sunday 21st June 11am
A potted history of Dunston Staiths (the largest wooden structure in Europe) and nearby industry.
1.5-2 hours, under 1 mile.

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Here today, gone tomorrow...

The Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust is working on an urgent project to acquire the Ryder & Yates office in Killingworth.

This small building is one of the most important surviving post war buildings in the region and has recently been listed Grade 2 by English Heritage.

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Killingworth Locomotive Sculpture

At TWHF we would like to showcase "case studies" where local heritage groups in the community have got together to save or improve something in their community. Our first case to feature is Killingworth Local History Society and the Northumberland & Newcastle Society bringing about the restoration of the Killingworth Locomotive Sculpture.

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St Mary's Heritage Group AGM

St Mary's Heritage Group will be holding its AGM this Saturday, 6th June, starting at 10.00 am

The meeting will be followed by the launch of St Mary's yarn-bombing event!!

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More Dates Available for Grey's Monument

The following dates are now available for booking online to climb the 164 steps to the top of Grey's Monument for an unmatched view of the City of Newcastle.
Saturday 30th May, Sunday 31st May, Saturday 27th June, Saturday 25th July, Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September, Saturday 31st October

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Friends Of Discovery Museum Summer Bulletin

The Friends of Discovery Museum Summer Bulletin is now available.

Catch up on the Friends' fantastic tour Arcs & Sparks & Running the Engines.

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Climb up Grey's Monument

Bookings are now being taken for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of May to climb the 164 steps to the top of Grey's Monument for an unmatched view of the City of Newcastle.

Join us on a climb of 164 steps and take in great views of Newcastle city centre and beyond.

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Promoting, celebrating and sharing Benwell and Scotswood heritage

Our latest member St James' Heritage & Environment Group, Benwell is a fantastic heritage group for the West End of Newcastle. Not only do they hold local history talks and runguides tours in and around Benwell, they produce local history books, heritage trails and are currently holding 2 exhibitions - "Benwell through the year" and "Discover the Romans beneath your streets"

 

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Winlaton History Society Drop in Event at Blaydon Library

Our latest TWHF alliance member, Winlaton & District Local History Society is holding a drop in event in Blaydon Library this Wednesday 6th May 1pm-4pm

On display maps and images of Blaydon & Winlaton through the years. Come along and see how industry shaped the landscape.

All welcome.

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Friends of Discovery Museum Spring Bulletin

The Friends of Discovery Museum Spring Bulletin is now available.

Catch up on Discovery's spectacular new outdoor exhibit & the fantastic tour Arcs & Sparks.

 

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Interested in Heritage Events ?

The TWHF's Heritage Events section is up and running.

To see what is on in next few days then goto our home page www.twhf.co.uk and then scroll down until you see the events listed.

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Arcs and Sparks - Behind The Scenes at Discovery Museum

In Discovery Museum’s basement, beneath the feet of our unsuspecting visitors, there are store rooms full of even more science and technology artefacts awaiting their time in the spotlight.

Come on a FREE guided tour led by curators and expert volunteers, who will give you an introduction to Discovery’s behind-the-scenes collection of historic electrical inventions.

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Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum Officially Launched

Tyne and Wear Heritage Forum had a great night at the Lit and Phil with numerous heritage groups coming together to discuss how communities can be supported in protecting local heritage assets. It was lovely to meet people with very different passions about different heritage assets all networking and finding common ground.

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Our Website has gone live today!

We will be adding more to it over the coming days - so please keep returning to see what is happening

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