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AGM Poster.qxdHexham Civic Society AGM is this Tuesday, 5th July, 19:00 at the Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, followed at 19:45 by our guest speaker Mr Peter F Ryder

“Sir Reynold’s Privy Purposes: discoveries in Hexham Abbey House 2013-2014”

a talk by Peter F Ryder

The event is free to Hexham Civic Society members or just £2 to non members. Complimentary tea, coffee and wine will be available. Attendance at the AGM is not compulsory!

Please attend if you are able and circulate this email if you wish.

2016 AGM

AGM Poster.qxdHexham Civic Society is pleased to announce the date of its 2016 AGM and also an excellent speaker booked for just after the event.
Entry to the speaker event is free to members and just £2 to non- members.

Please email us on hexhamcivicsociety@yahoo.co.uk in advance to book a place or call on 07717337416.

Date Tuesday 5th July 2016
Time 19:00-21:00
Venue Great Hall, Hexham Abbey

Order of business:
19:00 AGM – Election of Officers and other business
19:45 HCS Talk – Building Archaeologist Peter Ryder on the secrets of the Abbey House – Unveiling discoveries made during the recent work to convert the magistrates court into the new Abbey Visitor Centre.

‘Sir Reynold’s Privy Purposes; discoveries in Hexham Abbey House 2013-2014’
A Talk by PF Ryder

Tuesday 5th July 2016
Great Hall
Carnaby Buildings, Hexham Abbey
19:45 start 21:00 close
£2 non HCS Members
Free to Members, all welcome.

Please note that the Hexham Civic Society 2015 AGM will be held on Thursday 4th June at 6:30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Market Street, Hexham

* all welcome *

Followed by presentation and discussion on Hexham Shopfronts

7:00pm (with Tea and Coffee)

Please come and let us know what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong and how we can do it better.

Please join us at 19:00 on Thursday 5th June at the Salvation Army Hall on Market Street, Hexham for our AGM.

Following this at 19:30 we will be hosting a free talk by Andie Harris of the North of England Civic Trust.

‘This Old House’

Join HCS and Andie Harris of the North of England Civic Trust for a talk on traditional buildings and how to keep them heated, healthy and happy. Andie will tell us how pre-twentieth century buildings can be best maintained and what measures can be taken to sensitively upgrade and improve them while keeping their special character.

It is expected that Andie’s talk will be about one hour and refreshments will be served. Members and non-members welcome. No prior booking required.

Hexham and the History of Railways

in the North East

200+ attend free talk arranged by Hexham Civic Society

Dr Bill Fawcett

Many thanks to all HCS members and friends who made Monday night such a success.

On Monday evening at the Queen’s Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Dr William Fawcett delivered a free talk on the history of ‘Hexham and Railway’s in the North East’ to a packed house at an event organised by Hexham Civic Society. Over 200 audience members heard Dr Fawcett describe Hexham’s unique role as the earliest remaining operational passenger station in the world, and as a key point in the development of cross country transport routes – including the abortive Carlisle to Newcastle canal network. Showing rare images of Hexham station in days gone by, it was remarkable both how much of good quality remained, but also what sad losses there had been in recent years, including the loss of very large cantilevered signal boxes at Alemouth Road and towards Warden. (more…)

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