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Janet Brown - Lifetime Achievement Award
Our Unsung Hero!
On Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the Local History Day held by the British Association for Local History in London, Janet Brown was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Professor Caroline Barron, Chair of BALH.

Janet Brown is a local historian who has dedicated many years to a number of projects and organisations in the North East.

Here is a list of some of Janet's commitments:-

Association of Northumberland Local History Societies - Member; Hon. Secretary; Coordinator of War Memorial Project 1988 1993; Honorary Life Vice-President.

British Association for Local History - Founder Member;

Morpeth Antiquarian Society - Member since 1980s; secretary for 13 years; former keeper of Museum holdings; author and editor of several books; Vice President;

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Hon Treasurer for over 30 years;

North East War Memorials Project - Founder; Chair 2004 -present; Web site Controller 2004 to date

Northumberland Archives Consultative Committee - Member since 1999

Northumbrian Language Society - Founder member since 1980s - Vice President

War Memorials Trust - Regional Volunteer for over 20 years

Janet Brown has worked tirelessly for all the Northumbrian organisations she has been involved with over the years. It would be hard to quantify the number of hours Janet has dedicated to her Local History interests. Her knowledge of the Morpeth area and the War Memorials of the North East is phenomenal and North East Local and Family Historians owe much to her work, perseverance and dedication.

Her meticulous recording of War Memorials long after the original project finished means that the North East War Memorials Project is the envy of many areas of the country as uniquely it covers two large counties with Newcastle upon Tyne area in between.

Congratulations Janet - this is well deserved recognition for all your work.