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Murderous Newcastle

Wednesday 26 January 2022 7.30pm

Newcastle is rich in history and has endured many turbulent times. Some people died an unexpected and violent death resulting in the murderers being hanged in Gallows Hole or outside the West Gate.  Our January talk takes a look at some local murders in times past and some of the murders which we read about in novels.

Jane Jamieson, the last woman hanged on the Town Moor

Our January speaker Pat Lowery was born and educated in Sunderland. She is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide and one of the leading members of the Newcastle City Guides. She is also a member of the Lit & Phil for which she  organises tours of the building. Pat has a range of special interests  across local history in the north-east ranging from the castles and churches to the coast and countryside. Murder, mystery and ghosts often feature in her talks on these topics.

Booking and Venue

The event will take place on Wednesday 26 January at Heaton Baptist Church, Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN at 7.30pm.

We will be using the Mundella Terrace entrance. There is on street parking nearby and a car park about five minutes walk away off Jesmond Vale Lane in Heaton Park.

The nearest bus stop is the Number 1 on Second Avenue near the junction with Seventh Avenue. From there it’s a two minute walk to the church. It is about a twelve minute walk from the Coast Road bus stops at the Corner House.

The closest Metro station is Chillingham Road, about twelve minutes walk away.

The doors open at 7.00pm.  All welcome. FREE for Heaton History Group members. £2 for non-members. Please book your place by contacting / 07443 594154


There is ample room for social distancing at Heaton Baptist Church. The building has very high ceilings and  good ventilation. There is even a gallery in which anyone who would prefer to be further apart can sit. Tea and coffee will be available for £1 per cup.

The church still asks everyone to wear masks as a precaution against Covid so we would ask everyone to respect that. 

We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new members and visitors.



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