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Diary Dates of AOUG in the North (09)

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2018 Diary Dates

Tuesday 14th August. 2pm
Meet at the entrance to Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire TS3 0SR for a Handshake event into Region 07, to visit this 18th Century mansion house built in the Palladian style and completed in 1754. It was once the home of the Pennyman family, who acquired the Manor of Ormesby from the Conyers/Strangeways family around 1600. Uncover the family’s stories from the Baronetcy bestowed on Sir James Pennyman by Charles II to Colonel Jim, survivor of the First World War, and the theatrical exploits of his wife Ruth. Then experience the life of a Victorian servant and explore the Laundry and Kitchen and finally, take a relaxing break and enjoy a cream tea.

Wednesday 19th September. 1pm
Meet at the main entrance to visit Beamish Museum, the North of England Open Air Museum, Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG and enjoy a journey into the past to experience life in the North-East in the early 1800’s and 1900’s. Set in over three hundred acres of beautiful countryside, Beamish has a 1913 town street, a colliery village, a working farm and a railway station.

Tuesday 16th October. 1.30pm
Meet at the visitor centre in Carlisle Cathedral, 7, The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ and be enthralled by the splendour of this Norman Cathedral. It is one of the jewels of North West England standing on the border with Scotland with a lively tale to tell. During the time of the English Civil War, a portion of the nave was demolished by the Scottish Presbyterian army to use for reinforcing Carlisle Castle.

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Newcastle - Violet Rook 07962 276091 viola.rook@btinternet.com