History events in North East September – November


North East Labour History Society First Tuesday talks

They start at 7pm at Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle

5 September. Eric Wade ‘The Big Hewer’

3 October. Dave Harker ‘Joe Wilson, the Gallowgate Lad’

 7 November.  Doug Miller ‘ITG on Tyne – The Work of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation’

 North East Labour History Society Annual General Meeting


Tuesday 26 September. 7pm. Mining Institute, Newcastle

With talk by Nigel Todd on Responses in the North East to the Russian Revolution


Saturday 16 September. 9.S30am – 4.30pm 

A collaboration between the Histories of Activism Group at Northumbria University, and the North East Labour History Society.

This day school will reflect on the last fifty years in the North East, and especially the great changes that have occurred in politics, culture and society.

The workshops will focus on specific subjects such as Labour Activism and Music and we believe it will revive the spirit of the History Workshop conferences. The backgrounds of the participants will be mixed, including academics presenting their research, as well as activists and historians working outside of a formal academic framework.

To book your place in this Day School, please let us know at moderator@nelh.net

Fifty Years of Activism

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Registration


10:00 – 11:00 Plenary, Keynote Speaker: John Charlton

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 1:00 Three parallel workshops:

Culture and Music: Workshop Leader, Dr Jude Murphy

Labour Activism: Workshop Leader, Ben Sellers

Women and the Women’s Movement: Workshop Leader, Dr Liz O’Donnell. During this session Dr Julie Scanlon will be talking about her research into the 1976 Women’s Liberation Conference held in Ponteland.

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 Three Parallel Workshops

The Peace Movement: Workshop Leader, John Creaby

Politics: Workshop Leader, Nigel Todd

Cooperatives: Workshop Leader, Professor Tony Webster

3:00 – 4:00 Two Parallel Workshops

Trade Unions and the World of Work: Workshop Leader, John Stirling

Growth of Ethnic Diversity in the North East: Workshop Leader, Dr Avram Taylor

4:00 – 4:30 Plenary: Concluding Remarks: Dr Matt Perry

To book your place in this Day School, please let us know at moderator@nelh.net






About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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