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Bringing History Back to Life

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Upcoming Events

Norman Kirtlan: Title To Be Confirmed

Norman is always a popular speaker with his grizzly tales.

Monday 31 October 2016

Penshaw Monument By Bernard Hope

John George Lambton (the first Earl of Durham) was a leading politician and Freemason of his day. After his untimely death Penshaw Monument in Sunderland was built in his memory. The story of Lambton’s life and the building of this well known local (

Monday 28 November 2016

Christmas at the Workhouse

t is Christmas Day in the workhouse, And the cold, bare walls are bright With garlands of green and holly, And the place is a pleasant sight; For with clean-washed hands and faces, In a long and hungry line The paupers sit at the table, For this is t

Monday 05 December 2016

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