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Public Talks

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The Ouseburn Trust Heritage Group provides a number of public talks on the history and heritage of the Ouseburn Valley.


The first one in the 2006 / 7 season is on Monday September 18th, deatils below.


All events take place in the upstairs room of the The Cumberland Arms http://www.thecumberlandarms.co.uk/ at 7:30pm and are free of charge.


Here's the programme


Monday September 18th 2006 - "Stepney Bank Stables" - Susan Tron & Paula Archer, Stepney Bank Stables.

Horse drawn transport was very important in the days when the lower Ouseburn Valley was a hive of activity. Today the stables provide a link with the past by occupying a site which has long been associated with horses in one form or another. Susan and Paula will tell us about the history of the stables, the young person's riding project based there and their new, award winning, indoor riding arena.


Monday November 20th 2006 - "Victoria Tunnel" - Phil Thirkell, Ouseburn Trust Heritage Group.

The Victoria Tunnel is no longer open to visitors, and won't be until next year. Phil will take us through the construction and various uses of the Victoria Tunnel over the last 140 years.

In the meanwhile you can view the website that Phil's set up on http://www.victoriatunnel.info/


Monday January 15th 2007 - "A walk along the Quayside" - Mel Deighton, Ouseburn Trust Heritage Group.

Newcastle's Quayside has seen many changes over the last century and a half. Mel will take us on an illustrated journey showing how what was a bustling industrial waterway has gradually been converted into an area for living and leisure.


Monday March 19th 2007 - "Planning developments in the Ouseburn" - Mick Firth, Group Planning Manager.

These are exciting times in the lower Ouseburn Valley with many developments planned or taking place. Mick will talk about redevelopment and regeneration from the point of view of the City Council, and how the area's status as a conservation area is taken into account.


Monday May 21st 2007 - "Ouseburn Heritage" - Mike Greatbatch, Newcastle City Council Ouseburn Interpretation officer.

Mike will lead us through the entire length of the Ouseburn river and its catchment area looking at sites of heritage interest, with especial attention to 'our' lower part of the valley


For further details please contact heritage@ouseburntrust.org

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