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Wednesday 23 November 2022 7.30pm

In a late change to the originally advertised talk, Dave Weatherstone will give a talk on the Northumberland Hussars in World War 2.

This replaces the talk below but the venue and time remain the same (see below). No need to book on this occasion.

We hope to reschedule Bill Griffiths’ talk for a later date.


To Study the Monument: a history of research into Hadrian’s Wall

Wednesday 23 November 2022 7.30pm Open for Booking – members and non-members

It is only in the last 150 or so years that we have realised that Hadiran’s Wall was built by Hadrian, and new discoveries continue to astound even today in the 1900th anniversary year of the monument. For our November talk,  Bill Griffiths, will explore the research carried out on the frontier since the Roman administration in Britain. collapsed in the early fifth century AD.

William Stukeley’s 18C engraving of Hadrian’s Wall, looking down what is now Shields Road to Newcastle.

Our Speaker

Bill Griffiths is Head of Programmes and Collections at Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives. He also leads the Arts Council England funded Culture Bridge North East and Museum Development North East Sector Support Organisations that TWAM delivers for the region, is a member of the Hadrian’s Wall Management Plan Board, and chairs the Children and Young People’s working group for the North East Cultural Partnership.

Booking and Venue

The event will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at Heaton Baptist Church, Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN at 7.30pm.

We use 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. If you have mobility needs which mean that you you would require access to the very limited parking by the door of the venue, please request this when you book.

The nearest bus stop is that of 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 near 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. £2.50 for non-members. Members have a priority booking window. 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 (with biscuits!) is normally available for £1 per cup.

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

This talk forms part of Heaton History Group’s contribution to Hadrian’s Wall 1900, a year long festival to commemorate the 1900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian’s Wall.



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