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From Coal to Cod, a Proud History of a Proud People, (Coal and Cod for short!) considered, among other things, the energy needs of our communities and the effects which coal production had on the people closest to the coal face and their families. 

Nature on Track, our second Heritage Lottery funded project, focussed on the renewed life brought to a section of disused railway at Alston which now forms part of the South Tynedale Trail. Our groups from Newcastle spent a year building and signing a nature trail which was opened by BBC weather presenter Paul Mooney at a reception attended by over one hundred delighted guests. The nature trail, which is over two miles long, is now enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year who are able to enjoy a particularly attractive part of Cumbria as they get to know the plants and wildlife which share the space with them.

The Geordie at War programme has progressed at an incredible pace! Engaging groups of young people from Newcastle’s west and east ends, Blyth and Haltwhistle, the activities, the research sessions and above all the hands-on sessions have sparked a real interest in how Geordie faired in centuries of War and conflict. This terrific project, enthusiastically supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has opened up so many fascinating avenues that it was hard to fit everything in! Click here for more information about the Geordie at War programme.