In this page we’ve listed all the regular local society events that we heard about – this does not stop them or others being noted, or additions being made to the page. If you can’t see your local society’s programme here, please let us know if you want that adding in. The best way to contact us is through emailing

Also please let us know if your society’s details are incorrect or need amending. In light of the continuing pandemic many of these will be virtual and remote or with booking requirements and limited numbers. If you would like further information regarding them please contact the local group named for more details. Their details can be found on our Local Societies and Groups page. The date below gives you when this listing was last updated.



2022 Local Society and Group Events
January 2022
5 January – The Battle of Carham, Dr Alex Woolf [TILLVAS]
10 January – The Poulton Project: rewriting the archaeology of north-west England, Kevin Cootes [KENDAL]
10 January – William Cowe & Sons and the Berwick Cockle, Cameron Robertson [LOWICK]
12 January – Criminal Spirits: Gin and Whisky Smuggling in the Borders, Graeme Watson [Glendale LHS]
13 January – AGM and Member’s Evening [APPLEBY]
14 January – Local History Through Advertising, Jenni Lister [CARLISLE]
15 January – Holy Inappropriate or the Holy Grail?: The risqué playground of Medieval parish church art and architecture, Emma Wells [ARCH & ARCH]
15 January – Lives at Bell View: Our Stories: Discoveries made during Lockdown [North Northumberland Genealogy Group]
15 January – Lord Carlisle’s Railway, Graham Brooks [South West Cumbrian Historical and Archaeological Society]
17 January – From Railway Engines to Toilet Cubicles, Alan Betteney [Cleveland Industrial Archaeological Society]
17 January 2022- How heritage can promote positive mental health (tbc), Rich Bennett [LUNESDALE]
24 January – “How To Be a Seventeenth-Century Patriarch”: The Memoirs of Sir Daniel Fleming of Rydal Hall, Dr Scott Sowerby and Noah MacCormack [CWAAS]
25 January – TAS and Friends: An evening of varied archaeological projects [TAS]
26 January – A Scandalous Trough and other Tales of Romano-British Sculpture, Lindsay Allason-Jones [SANT]
29 January – Digs at Scarborough and Richmond, Recovery excavations of WW2 American aircrafts in Arundel and Sicily, Tees Pottery, Faye McLean, Inga Dorczynska and Tony Metcalfe respectively [ALTOGETHER]

February 2022
2 February – Talk by the Treasure Trove Officer [TILLVAS]
7 February – Recent Excavations at Yeavering Palace in light of new data, Sarah Semple [BAS]
14 February – Maintaining Offa’s Dyke (tbc), David McGlade [LUNESDALE]
21 February – Cleveland’s Innovative Engineers, Sue Parker [Cleveland Industrial Archaeological Society]
21 February – England’s Northern Frontier in the Fifteenth Century Scottish Marches, Dr Jackson Armstrong [CWAAS]
23 February – Scandinavian and German Merchants in Newcastle, 1840-1920: Integration, Business Connections and Success, Daniel Riddell [SANT]
26 February – Cockfield Fell and The Western End of the Stanhope and Tyne Railway, Jeanette Newell and Chris Mills, and Brian Page respectively [ALTOGETHER]

March 2022
7 March – The Archaeology of the Victoria Cross, Andrew Marriott [BAS]
14 March – Topic to be confirmed, Dr Rob Young [LUNESDALE]
21 March – The man who could have built the Forth bridge, John Dixon [Cleveland Industrial Archaeological Society]
26 March – An update of the Gueswick Hills Excavation and Gueswick Bone Finds and Regional Evidence for Livestock Husbandry, Members of the excavation team and Louisa Gidney respectively [ALTOGETHER]
28 March – Cumbrian Field Names, Professor Angus Winchester [CWAAS]
30 March – A most Egregious Misappropriation: The Wretched Coupling of Hadrian and Wall, Rob Collins [SANT]

April 2022
4 April – Circular Lives: Investigating later prehistoric roundhouse settlements & agricultural practices, Tanja Romankiewicz [BAS]
9 April – The Stockton & Darlington Railway, the railway that got the world on track: new research and plans for the bicentenary in 2025, Niall Hammond [ARCH & ARCH]
11 April – Aethelfrith and the Battle of Chester, Dr David Mason [LUNESDALE]
25 April – AGM and Member’s Evening [Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society]
27 April – New Light on the Neolithic in North-West England, Dr Gill Hey [CWAAS]
27 April – Early Medieval Embroidery and the St. Cuthbert Maniple Re-creation Project, Alexandra Makin [SANT]

May 2022
9 May – Excavations at Bollihope Common, County Durham, Rob Young [BAS]
25 May – Newcastle upon Tyne: Mapping the City 1250-2021, Mike Barke [SANT]

June 2022
6 June – Cresswell Pele Tower: from Reivers & Ruin to Restoration, Barry Mead [BAS]
29 June – Hadrian’s Wall Collections, Frances McIntosh and Elsa Price [SANT]

July 2022
27 July – Latest Fieldwork on the Early Medieval Monastery at Lindisfarne, David Petts [SANT]

August 2022
31 August – The Blacketts: A Northern Dynasty, Greg Finch [SANT]

September 2022
5 September – On the results of the excavations at the Berwick Infirmary [BAS]
12 September – The Anatomy of Yorkshire’s Lead Smelting Mills, Richard Lamb [Cleveland Industrial Archaeological Society]
28 September – Update on Birdoswald, Tony Wilmott [SANT]

October 2022
3 October – On a possible Viking army site in the Coquet Valley, Jane Kershaw [BAS]
26 October – The Galloway Hoard, Martin Goldberg [SANT]

November 2022
7 November – On recent excavations at Birdoswald Roman Fort, Ian Haynes [BAS]
30 November – Death on the Wall: Romano-British Burial Practices on Hadrian’s Wall, Dr Trudi Buck [SANT]

December 2022
5 December – On a Hadrian’s Wall topic, Rob Collins [BAS]

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