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The St James local history group has released their programme for the beginning of 2017. The talks take place at the West end library at the bottom of Condercum Road in Benwell. Everyone is welcome.
Caring not curing:
Holy Jesus Hospital
Monday 16 January 1pm, West End Library Illustrated talk by Olive Taylor about the history of the Holy Jesus Hospital in City Road.
 
Hidden Chains:
Newcastle and the slavery business
Monday 20 February 1pm, West End Library Illustrated talk by John Charlton about Newcastle’s connections with the business of slavery.
 
 
Elswick through the years
Monday 20 March 1pm, 
West End Library Exhibition of maps and photographs showing the development of Elswick over the centuries, with an introductory talk by West Newcastle Picture History Collection.
 
EVERYONE WELCOME                                              
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The Winter 2016 Newsletter from Search is here. Find out news about the Christmas activities this month and all the groups and trips in the New Year.

This was the Halloween Party that put all other attempts at scary fun to shame. Search members en masse celebrated Halloween with a disco at the Robert Stewart memorial on Wingrove Road. Ann Honey was DJ to the dancing hordes who also enjoyed pumpkin carving, competitions and good food. There are already plans to repeat the success with a Christmas disco, look out for news in the Winter newsletter at the end of November.