June & July Events in & around Sunderland (mainly of a historical interest)
|Posted on Jun 15 2016|
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY TO THE END OF JULY
(events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest)
23rd April to 26th June International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition
26th April to 30th September Heroic Endeavours (glass sculptures by James Maskrey celebrating local hero Harry Watts)
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
13th June to 10th July n illustrated exhibition showing the story of the Air Cadets from 1941 to the present day focussing on 2214 (USWORTH) Squadron.
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum will be open from 11am to 3pm on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July
The Donnison School
The Lovell Lectures will be given at The Donnison School, Church Walk, Sunderland from 1pm to 3pm on certain Mondays (admission £3.00 for visitors and £2.50 for members, including refreshments)
27th June Jack Crawford: Sunderland’s local hero Stuart Miller
The Friends of Sunderland Museums (FOSUMS)
Meetings are held in Sunderland Museum on irregular Saturdays at 2pm. Visitors welcome, charge £2
9th July Growing up in Occupied Holland Liesbeth Langford
Hendon History Group
Meetings are held at the Carnegie Community Corner (the former Hendon Library in Villette Road) on the last Thursday of the month starting at 6.30pm
30th June Members’ updates on Hendon’s history and current news
Hetton Local and Natural History Society
Meetings are held in Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall at 7pm – the entrance fee of £2 includes
refreshments. Please see http://www.hettonlocalhistory.org.uk/ for further information
27th June Victorian pit wives Margaret Hedley
Houghton and District Local History Group
Meetings are held at the Kepier Hall (behind Houghton Parish Church) on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6.45pm – a charge of £2 includes refreshments.
23rd June An evening visit to Houghton Hillside Cemetery – anyone intending to come please contact Brenda Graham by telephone 5841943 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The group meets fortnightly on a Thursday in the City Library and Arts Centre from 1.30 to 3pm and
the charge is £2.50 per session, refreshments included. Please ring 5615660 for further information.
23rd June Beowulf John Sadler
Ryhope Heritage Society
Meetings are held at Ryhope Community Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
12th July The Suffragettes Sharon Vincent
Silksworth Heritage Group
Meetings are held at Beckwith Mews, Silksworth, on the third Monday of each month at 1.30pm and the charge is £1, including refreshments
South Hylton Local History Society
Meetings are held on the third Monday at The South Hylton Tansy Centre at 7pm
20th June Music and chat John and William Blyth
Sunderland Antiquarian Society
Sunderland Antiquarian Society has a website at http://www.sunderland-antiquarians.org/ and a lively Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/Sunderland-Antiquarian-Society-350583321620817/
Members and visitors are welcome to view the Society’s archives at the Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning from 9.30 to 12. Meetings are held in St. George’s Church, Stockton Road, on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, charge £2.
21st June Eddie Chapman – North East double agent Bernard HopeSunderland Civic Society
Meetings are held at Age UK, The Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road on the second Thursday of alternate months starting at 6pm. Visitors welcome, charge £1
21st July The July meeting will be a continuation of Dr. Andy Lane’s examination of the building stones of Sunderland – please meet at the junction of Fawcett Street and St Thomas Street at 6pm
Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation Society
Please see http://www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/stops/ for details.
The 1932 Compton Theatre Organ was formerly at the Odeon in Holmeside. Concerts are held on irregular Sunday afternoons at Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Ryhope starting at 2.30pm.
19th June The organist will be Andrew Nix
Washington History Society
Meetings are held at 1.30pm on the first Monday of the month at the Life House (Washington MIND’s premises in Grasmere Terrace, Columbia, formerly Glebe Colliery Welfare). For further information please see http://www.washingtonhistorysociety.org/
Wearside Field Club
Meetings are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street (behind Fulwell Junior School) on the second Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome, charge £1
12th July Victorian women and their money Dr Winifred Stokes
* In the Textile Traditions Gallery at Sunderland Museum from 1 to 3pm on 13th July members of the Sunderland Branch of the Knitting and Crochet Guild will demonstrate their skills. On 22nd June from 1pm to 3pm (drop-in) Kath Price and her textile volunteers will give a demonstration of traditional mat making.
* The Sunderland Community Lectures take place again this summer at the Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters, University of Sunderland from May to August, starting at 2.30pm. On 29th June Dr Chris Newman’s subject is ‘Who owns the moon? Space law and the final frontier’.
* The Hetton Smithy will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 2nd July with demonstrations by the blacksmith John Guy. It is situated in North Road, Hetton le Hole DH5 9JS
* Michael Ganley’s SAFC Museum is exhibiting on the ground floor of the City Library and Arts Centre from 9.30am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 4pm Saturdays.
* During the summer months Sunderland Volunteer Watch House Museum is open every Sunday from 12 to 4pm and admission is free. For further information please see www.sunderlandvlb.com
.* From 13th May to 25th June at Arts Centre Washington there will be an exhibition of photographs by fourteen year old Lilly Thompson. ‘School Days’ is inspired by the buildings of St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, Sunderland, some of which have been demolished and re-built.
* At 11 o’clock on Thursday 16th June there will be a memorial service in Mowbray Park to remember the children who died in the Victoria Hall disaster on 16th June 1883. Flowers will be laid in the memorial and the children’s names will be read out. The event will be attended by local schoolchildren
* At 11.30 on Thursday 30th June Martin Routledge will speak about the early history of fire fighting in Sunderland - the event will take place at The Canny Space, Holy Trinity Church, Church Street East – please contact Amanda Gerry 07881106330 to book a place
* At 2pm on Thursday 30th June Dawn Lancaster will speak on ‘ Keeping up with the Joneses in the eighteenth century’ – again the event will take place at The Canny Space, Holy Trinity Church, Church Street East – please contact Amanda Gerry 07881106330 to book a place
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