Dates for your diary

We’re working on a programme of talks and activities for 2017.  It’s not yet finalised but here are two dates for your diary:

Saturday 25th March starting at 2.00 and Saturday 29th April starting at 2.30

On 25th March David Youngson will talk about the work of various Christian organisations during the war, often close to the front line, offering support and help in a wide variety of ways.  David is a retired clergyman who has done extensive work on the work of chaplains.  Then Denise Coss will consider the response and expectations of the Church of England to the war.  Denise will be using the research she undertook for her PhD, and many of you will recall her fascinating talk on war memorials that started the first series of talks.

On 29th April we will welcome Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey to talk about and demonstrate their current project ‘Dominion Geordies’.  We know that several Teesdale families had connections with the Dominions, so this talk will have a local connection as well as giving a broader picture.

Alison Mounter and Judith Phillips