Civic Society to hold AGM


Ponteland Civic Society will hold its short Annual General Meeting next week.

The group will meet at St Mary’s Church Hall on Monday, at 7.30pm. Following the business meeting there will be a talk by Richard Stevenson, known as ‘That History Bloke’, entitled The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle 1854.

He will be a guide to the disaster that literally and figuratively shook the North East, and he will tell how the calamity occurred, who it affected, and how events unfolded on the fateful and unforgettable night.

Non-members are welcome for a nominal charge of £2.