Morpeth Antiquarian SocietyMorpeth Antiquarian Society - Newsletter

All meetings are held at 7.15pm in St James’ Hall, Wellway, Morpeth.
Entrance fee (including coffee) £1 for members and £3 for visitors. Annual subscription £15.

Visitors and new members are welcome at all meetings; no need to book.

Town Hall Exhibitions and Events 2017 - 2018

(During Town Hall opening hours:
mini-displays in Butter Market glass cases.)

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September 2017:
Heritage Open Days including potted histories and photos in shop windows,
Town Hall treasures 2-4 pm Thursday
and mini-exhibition 12-3 pm Sunday afternoon

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April 2018:
51st Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
(to be confirmed)

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th June 2018:
Annual Exhibition including Morpeth and WW1 in 1918 and the post-war Ypres Pilgrimages

Lecture Programme 2017 – 2018

71st Season (details to be confirmed)

Friday, 29th September 2017
Barry Mead: Cresswell Tower

Friday, 27th October 2017
Tony Barrow: Morpeth’s Whaling Connections

Friday, 24th November 2017
John Boothroyd: Old Gateshead

December 2016 No meeting

Friday, 26h January 2018
Members’ Night: short talks given by members of the Society, followed by a pooled supper. Visitors welcome.

Friday, 23rd February 2018
Frances Povey: 200 Years of Bolam Lake

Friday, 23rd March 2018
Peter Reagan: Old Churches of Northumberland

Friday, 27th April 2018
Annual General Meeting, including short presentation and pooled supper.

Friday, 25th May 2018
Andrew Clark: The 1930s, 40s and 50s

Friday, 29th June 2018
Christopher Teasdale: Morpeth Clock Tower – the Morpeth Wonder


Morpeth Antiquarian Society is looking for a place to use its heritage collection of artefacts, pictures and documents to tell the stories of the town’s history.

After 32 years in the Chantry building the Society's local history museum was obliged by the borough council to go into store in the Town Hall in 1997. 

In 2010 management changes at the building forced another move and now the museum collection is in temporary store outside the town at a costly rent.

Meanwhile, cataloguing, research work and fund-raising have continued, with an annual exhibition staged each summer, shop window displays provided for Heritage Open Days and artefacts brought to community groups.  It is the Society's intention to raise awareness and develop a vision for the future use of the collection.  Anyone wishing to help at our regular volunteer "hands-on" sessions or who has ideas for future premises, strategy and funding, please contact the secretary.


51st Northumbrian Gathering
6th April to 8th April 2018


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