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Future workshops and events

CBA North News

The events of the summer continue apace. Even in the last weeks of October and November we have notice of further events you might be interested in attending. All of the information included this time involves more opportunities for active involvement in recording, preserving and presenting, as well as discovering the varied past across our region.

As the end of the year approaches CBA North’s Committee is keen for local groups to promote to everyone else what they have been doing through the course of the year. We already have contributions from the Appleby Archaeology Group and the Arbeia Society, as well as notice of the recent publication of Northern Archaeology by the Northumberland Archaeological Group. If you would like to send something in please feel free to do so. There are no word limits, the opportunity to include pictures as well as links to your own society in what we can send out.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee
23.10.2016

Defending the Teesside First World War Building Recording Project

Please follow the World War One building recording programme link for a copy of the form which you can download, complete with your details and send on if you are interested.

Events this week
There are two local group meetings this week.

On Tuesday night the Teesside Archaeological Society hosts Dr Becky Gowland of Durham University at Stockton Central Library whose talk begins at 7.30pm. Her talk Children of the Revolution draws upon her work with skeletal remains of children in the North of England during the Industrial Revolution, demonstrating health stresses in both urban-based and rural children. Surprisingly, higher-than-expected rates of health stress were found among rural children: possibly related to the relocation of pauper children from workhouses, to apprenticeships in rural-based Northern mills.

The following day the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle hold their annual public lecture as usual at the Curtis Auditorium of the Herschel Building, Newcastle University, where Nick Owen of the Northumbria Gardens Trust will talk on Kirkharle, Rothley and Alnwick: the three Northumberland landscapes of Capability Brown. This talk beings at 6.00pm.

Managing Places of Worship
We’ve been sent notice of this November training event by Historic England. Please follow the link, or feel free to contact Sophie direct, if you would like further details of the day.

Dear All,

Historic England is running a free 1-day course, Managing Places of Worship, which is aimed at church wardens, volunteers and others directly involved in managing Places of Worship (see attached flyer below). We will be discussing understanding significance, maintenance and adaption in order to sustain the historic building for the future.

If you are interested, please do use the following link to sign up for this course https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-historic-places-of-worship-north-east-registration-25400996063.

Please note that this course is not aimed at heritage professionals, but at people directly involved with Places of Worship. Therefore, please do forward this invitation to any interested colleagues. It has been circulated quite widely, so apologies for any cross posting.

Thanks
Sophie

Sophie Norton
Training Delivery Officer
Research Group
Direct dial: 0161 242 1404 Mobile: 07342 064752

Brightwater Landscape Project
Joanne Norman of Groundwork North East & Cumbria writes of this project which is a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme headed by Durham Wildlife Trust. The aim of the scheme is to restore and celebrate the natural, built and cultural heritage of the catchment area of the River Skerne which includes Northern Darlington, Barmpton, Newton Aycliffe, Brafferton, Bishop Middleham, Sedgefield, Fishburn, Bradbury, Mordon, Sadberge and Heighington.

Groundwork are undertaking a Learning, Training and Volunteering Study to ascertain what demand there is in the catchment area for training and volunteering and information on its natural and built heritage. Community groups, heritage organisations, landowners, site managers and training providers are asked to complete a pair of surveys to help us build up a picture of what is required in the Brightwater Landscape area and we would like to hear from Local History Societies and environmental organisations in particular, who may be interested in volunteering or training within the heritage field – as natural heritage, built heritage, cultural heritage or local history.

There is an additional survey on the demand for information about the built, natural and cultural heritage of the area. If you or your members could comment on this it would give us some extremely valuable information, plus if you would like to put your group forward to get involved in the project there is the opportunity to indicate this in the questionnaires below.

It is anticipated that there will be opportunities for local communities to research their local history, take part in oral history projects or archaeological digs. Volunteering opportunities will be available in river or wildlife surveys, helping to restore and manage wetland and grassland nature reserves or helping to improve cycle and walking routes. There will also be cultural events and competitions which local people can get involved with. More information about the World War One building recording programmeproject can be found here, whilst the questionnaires can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3DX9VJ2 and https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/35KFRYZ.

Sadberge Village Trail – a meeting next week

A meeting will be held next week at Sadberge Village Hall, at 7pm, next week on 3 March 2016 to discuss plans for a history trail through the village. Sadberge, near Darlington, is well known for its history including Cade’s Road (a Roman road) which runs through the area, as well as being the centre of a wapentake (an unusual land-holding) which for many years was not part of County Durham proper.

Proposals are being put forward to document its heritage on wooden boards along a special trail. Although Sadberge’s ancient history is fairly well documented, less is known about life in the village in the early 1900s and the organisers behind the trail are keen to receive items and information from residents that can be referred to on the history boards.

For further information, contact Millie Scaife on 01325-332020.

How the Victorians Restored Old Churches

Ever wondered how the Victorians did restore old churches?  Then perhaps this talk is for you!

The Friends of St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington, on the 150th anniversary of the restoration of St Cuthbert’s by George Gilbert Scott, will be welcoming the author and broadcaster John Grundy who will give an illustrated talk on:

How the Victorians Restored Old Churches

7.30 pm Tuesday 20th October in St. Cuthbert’s Church, Market Place, Darlington

Free to members

Visitors £5 (to include a glass of wine)

All Welcome

 

Middleton St George Local History Group

Regarding the schedule, the group has found it necessary to make some changes to the previously posted list below:

19 Nov is now  Geoff Braddy       Stockton Castle- Myths and Realities

17 March is now Niall Hammond     The Bishop of Durham’s Manor house at Feethams. Archaeological excavations in the historic heart of Darlington.

Middleton St George Local History Group

Here is the list of meetings of the Middleton St George Local History Group, they take place at the Community centre, Water Park, Middleton St George at 7.30pm

Yearly membership £10, visitor fee £3 per visit
Thurs 22nd Oct German Warfare in the trenches: Alastair Fraser
Thurs 19th Nov The Bishop of Durham, Manor House at Feethams, Darlington: Niall Hammond
Thurs 20th Dec Christmas Party
Thurs 21st Jan North Riding’s forgotten Admiral: Sam Woods
Thurs 18th Feb Binchester, Pompeii of the North: David Mason
Thurs 17th Mar Stockton Castle , Myths and Realities: Geoff Braddy
Thurs 21st April Life in 18th Century Darlington: David Coulthard
For further information about the group and its activities see:
https://msglocalhistory.wordpress.com/about/

Darlington Historical Society

 

Darlington Historical Society

Here is the list of meetings of the Darlington Historical Society, which are held at the Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm
Yearly membership £8, visitor fee £2 per meeting

Wed 21st Oct    The Tudor Housewife  Jane Sammells
Wed 18th Nov   Christmas Times in days of Yore   Marion Moverley
Wed 16th Dec    The Hell Fire Club     Tony Nicholson
Wed 20th Jan 2016  Carpet Weaving in Durham City  David Butler
Wed 17th Feb  Women and Property in the 18th and 19th Centuries   Joan Heggie
Wed 16th March  The Knights Templar in Yorkshire   John Lee
Wed 20th April     AGM and Members Evening

 

For further information about the group and its activities see:

https://darlingtonhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/