First Wednesday talk: 1st Mar 2017
David Hirst – Curious Naturalists

  David Hirst takes an affectionate look at some of the people from the north of England who have contributed to a better understanding of our natural world. From hermits and heretics to Squires and seafarers, this is a story of eccentric adventure, derring-do, scientific curiosity and armchair deduction In a time-travelling tour we’ll find […]

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First Wednesday talk: 1st Feb 2017
David Fraser – NER Coal Staithes Blyth Harbour

  Following the demise of the coal industry, local historian David Fraser was granted special access to document and record these remarkable wooden structures which once dominated the skyline of the port of Blyth before they disappeared forever. Extensive interviews with past teemers and trimmers who worked the system further enhanced his knowledge.  Join us […]

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George Elmy lifeboat restoration

Those who attended Fred Crowell’s excellent talk on Wooden Boat Restoration will remember that he referred to a series of videos that were made of the restoration of the Seaham lifeboat “George Elmy”. The videos were made by Nick Foister of Digiwiz in conjunction with East Coast Fibreglass on behalf of the East Durham Heritage […]

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Moorings applications 2017

As we anticipate that the applications for moorings could be oversubscribed in the coming year we need to know as early as possible the moorings requirements. As well as being sent out with the Annual Mailing , the Application for Moorings form can be downloaded and completed now. The hard copy of the completed form […]

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First Wednesday talk: 4th Jan 2017
Fred Crowell – Wooden Boat Restoration

Don’t miss this evening of nautical heritage! Boat builder Fred Crowell has spent a lifetime building and repairing traditional craft. In recent years, working from his boatyard at Wapping Street, South Shields – the last of it’s kind on the North East coast – Fred has worked on the Seaham lifeboat the ‘George Elmy’ and […]

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