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A Tyneside Heritage


Thursday 21 October 6pm. 

A Tyneside Heritage

A live talk by Peter Chapman discussing his new book "A Tyneside Heritage"

In person, at the Lit & Phil


About the author:

After reading Social Anthropology at Cambridge and taking a Master’s degree in Social Administration at the London School of Economics, Peter Chapman enjoyed a career in housing, founding a niche consultancy, Chapman Hendy Associates. He has been a chair of charities in his fields of interest including: the National Communities Resource Centre; the Friends of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge and a local youth charity Kensington Dragons Football Club. Living in London he retains close links with the North East, where he was born. He is a member of the Lit & Phil and an Honorary Life Member of the South Shields Local History Group, to whom he has delivered two lectures on themes from ‘A Tyneside Heritage’. Click here to read a blog on ‘A Tyneside Heritage'.

About the book:

‘A Tyneside Heritage’, subtitled ‘South Shields, County Durham and the Chapman family 1811-1963’ is a pioneering work of interwoven local and family history. After the nineteenth century years of coal exporting and shipbuilding for global markets came the First World War and then the mass unemployment and political turbulence of the 1930s. Luftwaffe bombings in the Second World War were followed by further challenges in peacetime. Against this background four generations of the Chapman family, most notably Col Sir Robert Chapman Bt, played a leading role in the town and in County Durham as businessmen, soldiers, Borough Councillors, sportsmen, philanthropists and representatives of Royalty. Copies of ‘A Tyneside Heritage’ will be available to buy for £15 on the night. There will also be a free glass of wine on the night too.

'Pay what you wish'

There is no set ticket price for this event, but if you would like to make a small donation to support the good work of The Lit & Phil we would be very grateful.

Please book your place via the shopping basket above, and you will then be sent a booking confirmation.

(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)



Image courtesy of the author Peter Chapman

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