ANLHS AGM & Book Launch of A Northumbrian Miscellany

Posted on Nov 05 2015

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.

All individual members and representatives of affiliated societies/groups/organisations are invited to attend the 49th Annual General Meeting to be held at 11.00am on Saturday 7th November at Stannington Village Hall.

There will be a break at noon for lunch and this will be followed by the launch of A Northumbrian Miscellany: Historical Essays in Memory of Constance M Fraser. All are welcome to the book launch.

Dr Constance M. Fraser was a founding member of ANLHS and its president at the time of her death in 2013. She was an outstanding historian, whose deep knowledge about the history of North Eastern England covered the whole spectrum of human activity.This book of ten essays, with an epilogue by Professor Norman McCord, has been written by renowned scholars of various aspects of Northumbrian history in her memory (for details see below). It is a limited edition and there will be an opportunity to purchase it for only £10 at the end of the afternoon.

The Schedule for the day is as follows:

10.30am Registration, tea and coffee.

11.00am – ANLHS 49th AGM


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the 48th AGM held on 8th November 2014
  3. Matters arising
  4. Reports from:
    a) Chairman
    b) Treasurer
    c) Secretary
    d) Editor
    e) Representatives of Affiliated Societies
    f)  Representative of Individual Members
    g) Representatives on External Organisations:  British Association for Local History & Community Action Northumberland
  5.  Election of Officers and committee members – nominations are welcome
  6.  Any Other Business
  7. Date of the next AGM

 12.00 Break for Lunch   

 13.30pm  Afternoon Session begins                 

 13.45pm Book Launch

There will be a few introductory words from Elizabeth Ashton (co-editor and one of the book’s essayists) and Jane Karthaus (Constance’s cousin), followed by a short presentation by Colm O’Brien (one of the book’s essayists).

15.00pm Celebration Drink & Cake and opportunity to buy the book for only £10.

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