Results of war memorial research


Morpeth Antiquarian Society (MAS) members have had a busy time during the summer break.

The museum group has continued to catalogue items and collect artefacts. The group presented two exhibitions in the Town Hall — Educated to Die on Morpeth Fair Day, featuring King Edward VI School war memorial research, and a World War I exhibition for Heritage Open Days.

The summer excursion was to go “Behind the scenes at Mitford”. MAS Chairman Christopher Hudson led the morning visit to Mitford Castle and described its fascinating history.  

Following a good lunch at The Plough, Antiquarian Frank Robinson took the group around the ancient Mitford Church and its grounds. These were interesting visits to two historic sites on our doorstep.

New members are welcome to come to the MAS lecture programme for 2015-2016, its 69th year.

On Friday, October 30 Professor Alan Davison will be delving into tales from the Morpeth Herald office in his talk entitled “Lost and Found”.

Barry Mead will be speaking on Friday, November 27 about Cresswell Towers.

Visitors are also welcome at all MAS meetings, which are held in St James’s Centre, Wellway, at 7.15pm.

There is a £3 entrance fee for visitors, which includes refreshments.