NEWMP Events see also WW1 Noticeboard
01/07/2017 - Hartlepool Headland History Society
A week long carnival at Hartlepool's Historic Headland. Giant Fun Fair, lots of activities for all the family with a great atmosphere. NEWMP will be in attendance.
 
01/07/2017 - Weardale Family History Festival
Weardale Family History Festival 1 - 9 July 2017 St Thomas's Church, Market Square, Stanhope, Co. Durham DL13 2UN

An exhibition and series of talks celebrating the rich and detailed family history of Weardale is being hosted by St Thomas's Church, in partnership with the Weardale Museum.

Speakers will cover a number of topics looking at the lives and times of this beautiful rural area where many families are inter-connected. Topics include: Getting Started in Family History, Emigration from Weardale and Research your Local War Memorial

The Festival will be opened by Mr Mike Amos at 11am on Saturday 1st July.

An exhibition in the church will be open from 10.00 to 17.00 2nd to 9th July. There will be 'experts' available to help with family history queries from 11.00 until 16.00 each day.

Free Admission Refreshments on sale

Accessibility There are steps up onto the church path from the street and also into the church, ramps are available for wheelchair access. Accessible toilet available in the church. Large print versions of programme available.

Any queries can be made to Sarah Haynes tel: 01388 528673

 
05/07/2017 - The Fighting Bradfords of Witton Park Project
The Third Battle of Ypres 1917
Professor John Derry, Emeritus Professor at Newcastle University will bring to life the Third Battle of Ypres when in 1917, persistent bad weather turned the battlefield to a quagmire. Discover how the battle affected the village of Passchendaele and the impact the offensive had on the conflict as a whole. This talk is FREE To attend. Witton Park Village Hall 6pm Email: joanne.norman@groundwork.org.uk
 
09/07/2017 - Weardale Family History Festival
Weardale Family History Festival 1 - 9 July 2017 St Thomas's Church, Market Square, Stanhope, Co. Durham DL13 2UN

An exhibition and series of talks celebrating the rich and detailed family history of Weardale is being hosted by St Thomas's Church, in partnership with the Weardale Museum.

Speakers will cover a number of topics looking at the lives and times of this beautiful rural area where many families are inter-connected. Topics include: Getting Started in Family History, Emigration from Weardale and Research your Local War Memorial

An exhibition in the church will be open from 10.00 to 17.00 2nd to 9th July. There will be 'experts' available to help with family history queries from 11.00 until 16.00 each day.

Free Admission Refreshments on sale

Accessibility There are steps up onto the church path from the street and also into the church, ramps are available for wheelchair access. Accessible toilet available in the church. Large print versions of programme available.

Any queries can be made to Sarah Haynes tel: 01388 528673

 
15/07/2017 - Yesterday Belongs to You 2017
Yesterday Belongs to You move to a new venue in 2017 - Beamish Museum - details to follow
 
27/08/2017 - Military Vehicles Rally
New Venue
Ryhope Engines Museum, Waterworks Raod, Ryhope SR2 0ND Bank Holiday Sunday 11am to 5pm NEWMP will be there.

Poster

 
28/08/2017 - Military Vehicles Rally
New Venue
The North East Military Vehicle Club are presenting a Historic Military Vehicle Rally on the 27th an 28th August 2017. Note new location. Ryhope Engines Museum, Waterworks Raod, Ryhope SR2 0ND Bank Holiday Monday 11am to 5pm NEWMP will be there.

Poster

 
03/09/2017 - US Armed Services in the North East 1918-19
Exhibition at Washington Old Hall, The Avenue Washington NE38 7LE - A Tyneside Perspective on America's Great War
 
09/09/2017 - To Serve King and Country - Talk

Bowes Museum

Leaving Their Mark: Conscientious Objectors and the Richmond castle Cell Block by Dr Meghan Leyland
Time 2.30
Cost £3 Adults
Booking required - on line or 01833690606
 
16/09/2017 - Washington Summer Carnival
Washington Summer Carnival is being held on Saturday 16th September 2017 at Albany Park, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1AS. The Washington Carnival is being organised by Sunderland North Community Business centre on behalf of Sunderland City Council. NEWMP will be there, to help you with your ancestors that are on or not on North East War Memorials.

Flier

 
24/09/2017 - Oriental Museum Durham Exhibition
A Good reputation Endures Forever - The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front
Exhibition at the Oriental Museum Durham 7 April to 24 September 2017
An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War.
96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front and thousands lost their lives. Yet their contribution was barely acknowledged at the end of the war and in the years that have followed they have been largely written out of histories of the war. They have been described as the 'forgotten of the forgotten'.
This exhibition examines the vital role of the Chinese Labour Corps using historic photographs and objects created by the men at the front.
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill , Durham ,DH1 3TH
The Oriental Museum is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12pm - 5pm.
 
25/09/2017 - Tudhoe Local History Society - Talk
Behind the Lines – A Great War Nurse and the Fight for Survival
Location: St David's Church Hall, Tudhoe Lane, Tudhoe, County Durham DL16 6LL
Type: Lecture, Open to all
Date: 25 September 2017
On Monday 25 September at 7.30 pm Dr John Banham of Tudhoe & Spennymoor Local History Society presents a talk on a little known part of Spennymoor’s heritage, namely the contribution made by some of its residents to medical services during the Great War.
Come along and hear the remarkable story of Sister Kate Maxey, who served in France from November 1914 until March 1918, when she was severely wounded in a German air raid.
The talk will also feature two coal miners, both of whom won the Military Medal serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and a Maths teacher who joined the Friends Ambulance Unit instead of being a combatant.
The admission charge for visitors is £2.00.
 
26/09/2017 - Talk at Morpeth
Janet Brown will be speaking about the Project to Morpeth Tangent at the Morpeth Golf Club at 7.30 p.m.
 
14/10/2017 - WFA Conference
Durham branch of The Western Front Association is holding another conference, on 14 October 2017, to commemorate 100 years since the First World War. This year's conference will focus on the events of 1917. We think we have, once again, secured a particularly strong line-up of guest speakers.
Our speakers and subjects are:
Prof. Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University) - The 1917 U-boat Campaign Reconsidered
Dr David Murphy (Maynooth University, Ireland) - The Nivelle Offensive
Dr Matthias Strohn (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst) - German Defence in Depth at Third Ypres
Dr Bryn Hammond (Imperial War Museum) - The Battle of Cambrai
Prof. John Derry has kindly agreed to return as our conference chairman.
For tickets, please contact Roger on 07594964930

Conference Flier

 
04/11/2017 - To Serve King and Country - talk

Bowes Museum

Poppies: Women, War, Peace talk by Lee Karen Stow about her international touring exhibition
Time 2.30
Cost £3
Booking required on line or call 01833690606
 
03/12/2017 - Coundon WMC
Remembering John Lowe, winner of the Military Medal Location: Coundon and District Working Mens' Club, DL14 8PG.

Date: 3 December 2017
Steve Glover will be showing his great, great-uncle’s mementoes at Coundon Club on the 100th anniversary of John Lowe’s death.
Please come along to learn more about the life of this local man who won the Military Medal for his gallant service during the First World War.