This year Newcastle Libraries are hosting a packed programme of events to celebrate Local History Month, including a Family History Day, Ancestry.co.uk taster sessions and talks on a wide range of topics, including Lord Armstrong and the 1960′s (that’s two separate talks!), and much more. We are hosting events both at City Library and across our branch libraries.
We hope that you can take advantage of the wide variety of activities on offer this year. If you’d like to find out more about your heritage come along; you’ll receive a warm welcome at all our events! Alternatively, pop in to level 6 of the City Library where the Heritage team can explain the local and family resources we have available.
Download the Local History Month brochure for more information. Events in the brochure are free of charge, unless a ticket price is given.
There is also the following event which is missing from the brochure:
Tuesday 11 May, 1pm – 2pm, City Library
Armstrong’s River Empire. As part of Lord Armstrong’s bicentenary celebrations, author Ken Smith gives a fascinating illustrated talk on the Tyne shipyards that supplied the world.
Phone 0191 2774100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve places for events with limited availability (unless alternative contact details are given in the brochure).
Please note: unfortunately the advertised local lunchtime talk on the history of the Fire Brigade in the North East has been cancelled.