What’s On Offer work wise


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What is below may apply – someday in the near (or distant) future!  


Tried and tested talks for family historians based on published books;   

‘Tracing WW1 ancestors – some case study examples’


‘The Origins of British Sport and tracing sporting ancestors’


 An evening of song and music with popular traditional songs and tunes played on a variety of instruments – many of the songs ‘old favourites’ from the north east of England


A 60s night – songs from the charts in the 1960s – with guitar 


A new website! In co-operation with James Hutchinson at The Miners’ Hall Recording Studio in Silksworth a free website of educational use is being established. The first will feature Songs of North East Coal Mining consisting of songs written with youngsters at F Pit Museum and songs written with former Seaham miner Jim Moreland in the late twentieth century. There will be about 30 songs in all suitable for use in schools plus (in time) further information on the songs’ contents. It is hoped also to feature similar songs written about the local paintings of L S Lowry. (PS I may still be interested in active schoolwork on both of these topics!) Other topics will include Sport and the Body; The Northern Saints and Railway history. If interested please get in touch.

Keep watching this page for updates on the Miners’ Hall website.