Fenham and the Garden Suburb

When Fenham became part of Newcastle in 1904 it was largely in recognition of the proposed development of `garden streets’ by the Fenham Estates Company Ltd. In May, we will welcome Mike Greatbatch back to the Corner House to illustrate the story of this development and the impact the Great War had on accelerating the area’s suburban transformation.


The  talk will take place on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at The Corner House, Heaton Road NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). Please book your place by contacting maria@heatonhistorygroup.org / 07443 594154. Until 1 March booking will be open to Heaton History Group members only.

About our speaker

Mike has many years experience of researching and teaching the history of the Ouseburn and his local area of Fenham and Wingrove. He is an editor of the North East History journal and Secretary of the Friends of Saint Ann’s Church, a group dedicated to promoting greater understanding and appreciation of this historic church whose parish included the Battlefield and nearby Ouseburn and East Quayside. In 2016-18 Mike successfully delivered a Lottery funded heritage project in Fenham and is now developing a similar project for Saint Ann’s as part of its 250th anniversary celebrations.




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