TALKS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS
Members of Kirkley Hall £2
There is no booking required to attend our talks.
Wednesday 11th December 2019 at Noon
Friends of Kirkley Hall Christmas Lunch
BOOKING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT - FORMS WILL BE SENT TO ALL MEMBERS
Raffle includes prizes kindly donated by Waitrose & Partners Ponteland
Wednesday 8th January at 2pm
A Woodland Returns
As a young boy, David Parkins saw bulldozers obliterating a forest to build a bypass. He resolved to replace those trees with another wood. When he retired, he purchased land at Gorfenletch and planted thousands of trees including 20 different species. This is the story of how he did it. There will be an opportunity to purchase David's book Saplings and Spades, a Woodland Returns. ... the story of Gorfenletch Wood priced at £5 with proceeds generously donated to the Friends of Kirkley Hall.
Wednesday 12th February at 2pm
Litter and Fly Tipping - the scourge of our times
Mr Richards a local litter picking hero recognised locally and nationally for masterminding our litter picking events, he is one of about 50 National Keep Britain Tidy Ambassadors. In 2019 Mr Richards and the Morpeth Litter Blitz Group were judged best in the UK category of Litter Heroes. In 2018 he received a Morpeth Civic Award for all his wonderful work and organisational skills to help keep Morpeth litter free. Discover more.
Wednesday 11th March at 2pm
Saving our Hedgehogs
Liz Clark, a volunteer at the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Sanctuary, Longframlington has seen the sorry plight of hedgehogs with injuries, fly strike/maggots, dehydration etc., and seen how they are nursed back to health and released back to safe areas in the wild. People often travel miles to take hedgehogs to this sanctuary.
Wednesday 8th April at 7pm
Old Churches of Northumberland with Peter Regan
Discover what is unusual and what characteristic of Northumberlands wonderful rural churches. This talk focuses on many remote small country churches such as at Doddington, Felton and Corsenside, as well as a few better known ones, with suggestions for visiting many remote churches of great character.
Wednesday 13th May at 7pm
The work of the National Trust at Cragside
The National Trust – 40 years looking after the past, present and future of a wonder of the Victorian age.
John O’Brien is the General Manager at Cragside.
Wednesday 10th June at 7pm
The national open gardens scheme
This scheme raises valuable donations for nursing and health charities. Discover how gardens are selected for the National Open Gardens Scheme and more about the lovely gardens to visit in our region.
Wednesday 8th July at 7pm
Storyteller - of Worms and Wonders
A reflection of our rich Northumbrian folk tale traditions with creative storyteller Chris Bostock. Tales of a king sleeping below the Roman Wall, to a trickster hiding in a high Pele tower and our rich dragon lore. Chris researches and shares these wonderful stories which are a valuable part of our heritage.
Wednesday 9th September at 7pm - Annual General Meeting
BOOKING IS REQUIRED - FORMS WILL BE SENT TO ALL MEMBERS
Wednesday 14th October at 2pm
Discover with Geoff Hughes some of the most beautiful photographs of Northumbria.
Wednesday 11th November at 2pm
Mountain rescue in Northumberland by Peter Roberts
Information to follow.