Windy Nook and Heworth Colliery History Society


We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6.00pm at Windy Nook Methodist Chapel, Stone Street.

Planned Forthcoming Meetings

Everyone welcome. Hope to see you there. Admission £1.00p


20th February 2018 guest speaker Freda Thompson
“Cullercoats and its Fishwives”

20th March 2018 guest speaker Bernard Hope.
Topic “The great Escape - The True Story”

17th April 2018 guest speaker Steve and Carol Robson”
Topic. “Fool’s Gold – Beat the Drum”
(a Commemoration of WW1 – Music, narration, audience participation)

15th May 2018 guest speaker Sir John Hall
Topic “Memories of my working live”

19th June 2018 guest speaker Ben Haddon
Topic “Any Ideas” (audience participation)

July and August
No meetings

18th September 2018 guest speaker Anthony Atkinson
Topic “Red Ellen Ellen Wilkinson”

16th October2018 T.B.C.

20th November 2018 guest speaker Ben Haddon
Topic “Geordie doon the pit”

No Meeting in December

    Annual Trips

We will be going on our yearly trips One in April and one in August.

Trip to Hawarth and Saltaire on April 12th 

Leave 8.30am Depart 5pm

Adults £7 Children £3.50p 


Trip to Holy Island and Amble on August 2rd

Leave 9am Depart 5pm

Adults £7 Children £3.50p

They are both in the Children’s school holidays so

bring your Children and Grandchildren for a good day out.

Contact Iris Bolton on 4203683

Printed and Published by Jim Turnbull 17 Rectory Road NE10 9DE Tel. No. 4697036

Web Pages

As has been discussed in the past we investigated the feasibility of having a presence on the internet and the best advice we received was to join forces with an existing and complementary website. This website, dedicated to the history of the Gateshead area, was delighted to accommodate us, as we are of mutual and enriching benefit . 

We are working closely with the publisher who is associated with our colleagues at The Felling Heritage Group which is also represented on this website

On this website, in addition to this page, is our own history page and an additional page on the webmaster's own personal take on Windy Nook
If anyone would like to put something on e.g. memories of Windy Nook or old Photo’s or documents then if you could send them to me Jim Turnbull, details below and I will get them added to the web. For those not sure on how to get onto the web, but would like to, then we can arrange a separate night for a teach in.

Printed and Published by Jim Turnbull 17, Rectory Road NE10 9DH Telephone number 01914697036