NEWMP Events see also WW1 Noticeboard
29/01/2017 - Durham St Margaret's
A Service to mark the Centenary of the War Memorial Organ will take place at 10am 29/01/2017
 
03/02/2017 - Always Remembered Film
Brancepeth Archives and History Group are showing the Film
“ALWAYS REMEMBERED”
Commissioned by the North East War Memorials Project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
“As the guns of the Great War fell silent, people and communities across the country sought ways to come to terms with what the nation had endured. Memorials to the war can only begin to tell us what these people went through and how they coped with such loss.
This film compares different communities and their chosen memorials, both large and small, in north east England. It tells how their grief was expressed at the time and how these monuments, plaques and scrolls give us a glimpse into a different era.
“Always Remembered” also talks to the current custodians, historians and those striving to preserve this precious legacy, in every changing times.”
OPEN TO ALL
FREE ADMISSION
2.40 p.m. Friday 3rd February
Brancepeth Village Hall
in the upstairs hall
For more information ring 1091 3780974
 
10/02/2017 - Civic Voice Condition Survey Workshop
Friday February 10th 9.30- 1pm Dorman Museum TS5 6LA
 
28/03/2017 - Talk in Morpeth
Janet Brown will be talking about the North East War Memorials Project to Morpeth and District U3A in the Morpeth Rugby Club, Newminster Road, at 2 p.m.
 
19/04/2017 - Talk at Westerhope
Janet Brown will be speaking to the Institute of Engineering Technology Retired Members' section at a buffet lunch in Kenton.
 
28/04/2017 - Staindrop History
The newly formed Staindrop History (Staindrop History Society) announce their event to launch the Society on Friday 28th April commencing 6:30pm in Scarth Hall, Staindrop.

The event is a talk by the military historian, Andy Robertshaw, former military adviser to the Steven Spielberg movie, War Horse together with a showing of the movie. The Royal Dragoon Guards will also be in attendance with some 1WW artefacts. (flyer attached)

War Horse Flyer

 
11/05/2017 - Consett Heritage Event Day 1
NEWMP will be in attendance at Consett Methodist Church
 
11/05/2017 - Talk at Cramlington
Janet Brown will be speaking about the project to Healthwise Ladies Group, Concordia Leisure Centre, at 10.45 a.m.
 
12/05/2017 - Consett Heritage Event Day 2
NEWMP will be in attendance at Consett Methodist Church
 
13/05/2017 - Consett Heritage Event Day 3
NEWMP will be in attendance at Consett Methodist Church
 
13/05/2017 - North Tyneside Local History Event
NEWMP will be in attendance at North Shields library
 
20/05/2017 - NEWMP@Gateshead
May 20th 2017 10am - 3pm
St Mary's Heritage Centre Gateshead
Always Remembered - newmp@gateshead
Once again NEWMP are holding an event at Gateshead
This time our film "Always Remembered" will be shown at 11am and 1.30pm
 
08/06/2017 - Talk to Durham U3A
Janet Brown will be talking about the NEWMP to Durham U3A in the Indoor Bowling Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ at 2.00 p.m. Doors open at 1.30 p.m.
 
10/06/2017 - Morpeth Antiquarian Society Exhibition
The North East War Memorials Project will have a stand at the Morpeth Antiquarian Society annual exhibition in the Town Hall on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. Each year since 2014 they have been showing the effects of the Great War in Morpeth a century earlier.
 
18/06/2017 - South Shields Armed Forces Day
The annual event, which is organised by the Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club in partnership with South Tyneside Council, aims to raise funds for military charities and awareness of the vital work carried out by the Armed Forces. NEWMP will be there in attendance.
 
20/06/2017 - An Artist's War

The Art & Letters of Morris & Alice Meredith Williams

Old Low Light Heritage Centre
Clifford's Fort
Fish Quay
North Shields
NE30 1JA

An illustrated talk by the author Phyllida Shaw 2pm and 7.30pm
See Poster

Poster

 
21/06/2017 - An Artist's War

The Art & Letters of Morris & Alice Meredith Williams

Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SE

Illustrated Talk by the author Phyllida Shaw 1pm
See Poster

Poster

 
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
 
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.