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South Tyneside November Meeting Report
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:05:25 PM »
At the meeting held on the 18th November, Linda King gave an interesting and enlightening talk entitled 'North East Customs and Superstitions'.  Commencing with the more sombre aspect of customs associated with murder, death and burials in the Victorian era, Linda then moved on to a happier note with marriages and births as well as children at play.

The members in attendance not only learnt the origins of some of the well known superstitions we all grew up with, but were also introduced to others which are less familiar; the subject being a point of discussion over tea and scones after the meeting.

The next meeting of the Branch will be held at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 9th December, at St Hilda's Visitors Centre, South Shields, when the speaker is Anthea Lang who will give a presentation on 'Life on the Home Front on Tyneside in WW1'  All welcome.