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 priority booking window:

  1. Wed 26 October The Legacy of the LNER Railway (David Stewart-David)
  2. Wed 23 November To Study the Monument: a history of research into Hadrian’s Wall (Bill Griffiths)
  3. Wed 14 December Mary Eleanor Bowes: ‘the greatest heiress of the north’ (Anthony Atkinson)

Format and Venues Unless stated otherwise,  our talks take place at Heaton Baptist Church on Heaton Road. Use the Mundella Terrace entrance. There is limited parking on the surrounding streets. The nearest car park is in Heaton Park just off Jesmond Vale Lane, about a 5 minute walk. There are excellent public transport links.

Booking All live talks will be free to members and cost £2.50 for non-members. Once booking has opened, reserve your place by contacting Maria on or 07443 594154

We also offer at least two guided walks a year but, because numbers are limited, these are advertised to members only.

Membership You can find out how to join here.

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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