Glendale Local History Society

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Glendale Local History Society is giving people the chance to learn more about the Wooler area in days gone by.

It is hosting an event on Saturday, June 21, in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler, starting at 10am with tea, coffee and biscuits.

The day continues with two illustrated talks.

Dr Ian Roberts will present Agriculture in Wooler & Environs from 1800 to the Present Day, followed by Dr Bill on Railways and their Influence on Rural Change, an appropriate theme for the area.

An option finger-buffet lunch is available, followed by a self-guided tour of Wooler with places such as the police station being opened specially.

This is a rare opportunity to visit this gem with its court room and cells.

Alternatively, the film Bondagers, about female farm workers, will be screened.

Booking for the event is essential and costs £7, plus £7.50 for the optional lunch. The closing date for bookings is June 7.

Forms can be downloaded from the society’s website at www.wooler.org.uk/glhs in the Activities section or ring 01668 281310.