Contact: The Chairman, A.N.L.H.S.,
c/o 11 Beverley Terrace, Cullercoats,
North Shields. NE30 4NT.
**IT IS WITH DEEP SADNESS THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT MUST BE MADE OF THE DEATH OF OUR PRESIDENT, DR. CONSTANCE M. FRASER, ON 4TH JUNE, 2013, AFTER AN ILLNESS VERY BRAVELY BORNE. A FULL TRIBUTE TO THIS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR APPEARS IN THE SOCIETY'S JOURNAL 'TYNE AND TWEED', VOL. 67, 2013. Details of how to obtain a copy are given under 'Publications'.
Applications for membership are most welcome from Local History Societies situated in Northumberland, and from any individual living anywhere who has an interest in the history of the County of Northumberland, England. Please see 'Subscription' link for details of how to join us.
PLEASE NOTE - DETAILS OF EVENTS, INCLUDING THE A.G.M., ARE TO BE FOUND ON THE 'PROGRAMME' PAGE. THIS PAGE IS UPDATED AS NEW DETAIL BECOMES AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, FOR SECURITY REASONS, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GIVE PRECISE DETAILS. THESE WILL BE SENT TO MEMBERS PRIOR TO THE EVENT IN QUESTION.
For an account of the origins and early history of A.N.L.H.S. please refer to the 'News' page of this website where it has been posted.
Our aims are: to promote interest in the local history of Northumberland; to offer support and guidance to affiliated societies; to encourage the formation of new local history societies or groups in Northumberland; to encourage research and the recording of local history in the county.
Our activities include: an annual journal - 'Tyne & Tweed' - usually published in the autumn each year and free to members; an annual One Day School held at a different location in the county each year and based on a local theme, with respected, high-quality speakers; an annual Round the County Day hosted by a different affiliated society each year; a Research Project in which affiliated societies may participate, the results of which are deposited in Northumberland Collections Services at Woodhorn..
The Association was originally founded in 1966 as the Northumberland Local History Society, with the remit of drawing together groups and individuals interested in the history of the historic county of Northumberland, and encouraging and supporting the formation of local history societies in the county. It provided a publication to record items of local historical interest that might otherwise remain unpublished, and meetings on historical topics of county-wide importance.
In 1979 the Society changed its name to the Association of Northumberland Local History Societies (ANLHS) and became an 'umbrella' organisation to its membership as well as a registered charity. Currently our membership consists of 52 affiliated local history societies or groups, 85 individual members and 13 institutional members.
The Association has a Council consisting of representatives from its membership which meets twice per year and acts as a link and an advisory body to the Association's elected Executive Committee. The Executive Committee administers the business and development of the Association in line with the needs of its members, organises the annual Programme of Events, the Research Project and produces our annual journal. Please click on 'Programme' where further details of activities are available.
Members explore Norham Church during the Study Day, 11th May, 2013 - see Report of this event under 'News' page.