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To find out more about ANLHS please click on ‘About ANLHS’ at the top of the page.

Please note: – At the EGM on 30 April 2016 the proposal to disband ANLHS at the AGM 2016 was agreed by a majority of the membership present. Minutes of the meeting can be read by clicking EGM Minutes.

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The latest edition of our annual journal Tyne & Tweed, Volume 70 is available price £5. It is a special bumper edition to mark our 50th Anniversary. It will also the last edition to be published.

To obtain a copy of this special edition (within the UK)send a cheque made out to ANLHS for £6.75 (includes £1.75 p&p) to ANLHS, Lion House, Main Street, Felton, Northumberland NE65 9PT. Do not forget to include your address. There is only a small stock of journals so don’t delay.

N.B.Your order must be received by 1 November 2016. Orders received after that date will not be accepted and cheques will be returned. 

 Any remaining journals will be sold at the AGM on 5 November 2016.


  • Luke Scott – Sheepbreeder by Jo Wynne
  • 1838 – When Richard Grainger had to Battle against the Weather as well as the Town Council by Howard Cleeve
  • Thomas James Scott, Cinematographist by Jane Bowen
  • The Annual General Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Newcastle upon Tyne, 20-26 August 1838 by Howard Cleeve
  • Felton Park House, Gardens & Greenhouses by Eleanor George
  • ANLHS Book Launch by Michael Barke
  • Whickham Round the County Day, 11 June 2016
  • What Richard Grainger did next by Judith Green
  • The Cottage Improvement Society for North Northumberland by Michael Barke
  • Lowick and District’s Response to the Belgian Refugee Crisis, 1914-1916 by Julie Gibbs
  • A Tynesider at War by Susan Miller
  • The Association of Northumberland Local History Societies (ANLHS) by Sally Bird
  • Book Reviews


  • AGM 2016 – Saturday 5th November at Stannington Village Hall. This will be the last event held by ANLHS.

Book cover (2)There are still a few copies of our  publication  A Northumbrian Miscellany: Historical Essays in Memory of Constance M Fraser available. Dr Constance M. Fraser was a founding member of ANLHS and its president at the time of her death in 2013. She was an outstanding historian, whose deep knowledge about the history of North Eastern England covered the whole spectrum of human activity. This book of ten essays, with an epilogue by Professor Norman McCord, has been written by renowned scholars of various aspects of Northumbrian history in her memory. It is a limited edition and costs only £12.50 (including p&p). To obtain a copy download an Order form and send to E. George, Lion House, Main Street, Felton, Northumberland, NE65 9PT with a cheque made out to ANLHS for the appropriate amount before 1 November 2016.


  • Introduction: Constance Mary Fraser, 1928 – 2013 by Elizabeth Ashton
  • Why was Pandon Merged with Newcastle upon Tyne in 1298? by Colm O’Brien
  • Migration in Medieval Northumberland: the Evidence of Surnames by Michael Barke
  • Northumberland in the Fifteenth Century by Anthony J. Pollard
  • A Book with Fragments of Sixteenth Century History by A. Ian Doyle
  • The Elites of Newcastle upon Tyne in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries by Diana Newton
  • Learning the Tricks of the Northumberland Hearth Tax by Adrian Green
  • A Matter of Honour or Good Management?  An Account of Events Leading to the Parliamentary Election for the City of Durham, 1754 by Elizabeth Fewster
  • Lord Garlies and the Morpeth Election of 1761 by Joseph Fewster
  • Traditional Buildings of Northumberland and Newcastle by Grace McCombie
  • Education Eight Miles East of Newcastle upon Tyne: Murton Primary School, 1878 – 1991 by Elizabeth Ashton
  • Epilogue: An Essay on Acceleration by Norman McCord
  • Constance M. Fraser: Bibliography of Main Published Works