Registered charity #1098854

The Mission of CBA North is to promote a positive awareness of the past and a sense of appreciation and care for the historic environment in the counties of Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear. It will achieve this through providing information, facilitating opportunities for involvement and acting as an advocate for archaeology and the work of CBA.

CBA North Aims and Objectives


  • To act as hub for information on archaeology in the region and signpost members and other interested people to events, research and volunteering opportunities;
  • To promote and advocate the local historical and regional environment with decision-makers, stakeholders and the wider public;
  • To provide educational and social events and training as appropriate for members; and
  • To encourage increased membership of the CBA.


  • To provide a regularly updated website and a regular newsletter;
  • To liaise with local and national organisations in order to pass on information about current events, training and other important information;
  • To have a presence in relevant forums and panels to raise the profile of and advocate local and regional heritage issues;
  • To organise occasional events to provide members with special opportunities to engage with their local heritage; and
  • To have a presence at relevant events for raising membership numbers and raising the profile of CBA North.

Committee Members

Chair: Don O’Meara
Deputy Chair & Membership Secretary:  Don O’Meara

Secretary: Keith Elliott
Treasurer: Bill Pickering
Website/E-Newsletter: Keith Elliot
Student Liaison Officers:  (Position Vacant)
Committee Members at Large: Jon Allinson, Chris Butterworth, Douglas Carr and Rob Young.

For a who’s who in the organisation see the Committee  page for short biogs of those involved.

CBA North Membership Fees
Individual Joint Family Group Student
£5 £7 £8 £10 Free
£7 £9 £10 £12 Free
Rest of World £9 £11 £12 £14 Free

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