THE BIG LOCAL HISTORY ALTERNATIVE EVENT SEPTEMBER 2020
Bringing the West End’s History to Life
The Big Local History Alternative Event is organised by St James’ Heritage & Environment Group in partnership with Newcastle City Libraries and Information Service. It replaces the event planned for September 2020 in the West End Library, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The “alternative” programme comprises five illustrated talks, a film and an exhibition showcasing different aspects of the heritage of the west end of Newcastle.
Our thanks to the speakers who agreed to record their talks, and to everyone who helped to set this up under difficult circumstances.
To play one of the talks, click on the arrow in the middle of the image. if you have difficulty playing it, use the links below:
The Grand and the Majestic: remembering Benwell’s Cinemas
A talk by John Taberham
What’s in a Name? : love, power and politics in the street names of Pendower
A talk by Richard Bliss
A Survivor’s Tale: a selection of some of the oldest surviving buildings in West Newcastle
A talk by Ian Farrier
Scot’s Wood: medieval Scotswood and its deer park
A talk by Rosie Serdiville
An 18th Century Housekeeper in Newcastle: baking cakes and brewing medicines
A talk by Sue Ward
Scot’s Wood: medieval Scotswood and its deer park, a talk by Rosie Serdiville – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLOFxHAysKI
The Survivors Tale, a talk by Ian Farrier – https://youtu.be/is9hkldItJw
What’s In A Name, a talk by Richard Bliss – https://youtu.be/ZKvFMhSsnAg
An 18th Century Newcastle Housekeeper, a talk by Sue Ward – https://youtu.be/MG_3ygQUR5w
The Grand and the Majestic: Memories of a childhood spent in the cinemas of Condercum Road, a talk by John Taberham – https://youtu.be/-qn9CE4iqpw
Riverside Voices: War and Peace on the Tyne
Stories and voices of people who worked and lived on the West Newcastle riverside
Riverside Voices – War and Peace on the Tyne
Hidden Nature: St James’ Graveyard, Benwell
Reflecting the theme of this year’s national Heritage Open Days programme – “Hidden Nature”– this digital exhibition tells the story of the graveyard and its importance as a haven for wildlife and a green space in this urban area. You can view the full exhibition here.
St James’ Heritage & Environment Group