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2011 SUMMER WALKS PROGRAMME

Once again we have arranged a brief programme of short summer walks to take advantage of the light evenings. The walks last no more than two hours; some may involve moderate climbs.

Monday 13 June: William Newton's Newcastle. We will be looking at some of the contributions made by this eminent Northern architect to the townscape of Newcastle, guided by Richard Pears - who members will recall gave a fascinating lecture about the great man last year. Meet at St Andrew's Church, 7pm.
Leader: Richard Pears.


Monday 4 July: The Curious Yards and Alleyways of Morpeth. Morpeth is a planned medieval borough, whose regular landholding plots have over the centuries evolved into a complex pattern of yards and alleyways. Bridget Gubbins, author of the new publication The Curious Yards and Alleyways of Morpeth, will be explaining their development and sharing with us some of their fascinating social history. Meet at the Clock Tower (Oldgate), 7pm
Leaders: John Griffiths and Bridget Gubbins.


Monday 18 July:  Medical Newcastle. We will be looking at some of the sites associated with Newcastle's long medical history, seeing where John Snow (of cholera fame) received his first training, and finding out why the dogs were fighting. Meet at the Central Station entrance, 7 pm.
Leader: John Griffiths


For further information contact John Griffiths on 0191 285 7988, 07729 827244, or at johnfrancisgriffiths@hotmail.com

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