At present our talks are taking place over Zoom and for members only and so advertised only in our members’ newsletter. When we are able to offer live talks again, we will advertise them here and on social media.

To book any of the talks below, contact once it’s stated on this website, in a newsletter, on Facebook or Twitter that booking has opened. Heaton History Group members have a two week priority booking window:

  1. Wed 25 March: The Battle of Otterburn (Michael Thomson) POSTPONED
  2. Wed 22 April: Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets (Yvonne Young) POSTPONED

Venues Most of our talks take place at the Corner House Hotel, a central and fully-accessible venue with excellent facilities but there will be additional events and activities throughout and beyond Heaton.

Booking All talks will be free to members and cost £2.00 for non-members. Once booking has opened, reserve your place by contacting Maria on or 07443 594154

3 thoughts on “Events

  1. George Harrison (.83 yrs)

    I was researching a cd I have of dr Arnold loxam ( theatre organs) and found reference to the owners of the Durham Regal theatre built in 1934. The owners are listed as 3, Addison Road, Byker.
    Does this add to your history?

    I am a former Byker lad, aged 83 often on shields road. my grandfather had a music shop on Shields road. My uncle was in charge of building the Apollo and died while in charge of building the QUEENS COURT flats, bottom of Stanhope street!
    I see mention of the Pumphrey family…I knew Owen Pumphrey who died at 100 years.
    Mention of the Birder Reivers, I am from the Charltons of Wark, North Tyne

    1. oldheaton

      Hello George, Thank you for your post. Why don’t you try to get along to our talk about the Pumphreys family on 11 December. All are welcome and I am sure you’d enjoy it. Chris (Secretary, Heaton History Group)

      1. Pauline Richardson

        Dear George Harrison, My grandfather and great grandfather W.Gilhome owned a butchers shop on Shields Road, many years ago.
        I can piece together more information if it interests you.
        Referring to the music shop, we have a treasured photo of him with his piano, and they loved their wireless and cabinet radio!
        Interestingly, my great cousin Arthur became a cinema projectionist,
        I know these are tenuous links to people and places, but you never know .My great aunt Mary Gilhome was an infection nurse in Newcastle from 1914 f, and her history is in heathens archive, hope you find the info you are looking for, Best wishes happier times,Pauline Richardson

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