Local History

Local History Group January 2016-December 2016

2016-11-23T20:56:38+01:00November 23rd, 2016|Local History|

Programme of Study The group decided to use a chronological timeline to give us a foundation for our study, however we are not limited by this and may deviate if something of current interest sparks our interest. Members also research topics themselves and are happy to take the lead and share [...]

Local History Updates May 2013

2013-06-16T20:51:56+01:00June 16th, 2013|Local History|

The group continue to research the building that was the Inn of Old Seaham in 1808.We looked at the 1784 map of the village and tried to assess how much we know of other inns, and how relevant it would be to ours. We wondered what newspaper the grandfather would have [...]

Which building was the Inn?

2013-04-26T07:49:39+01:00April 26th, 2013|Local History|

The group studied an etching of the village of Old Seaham in 1784. It was drawn by the vicar of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Reverend Richard Wallis. The etching shows six houses, the Inn and the medieval Manor House, but which was which? We also considered information from a book published in 1889, [...]

Introduction to the Local History group

2013-04-23T20:55:55+01:00April 23rd, 2013|Local History|

Leader : Beatrice WilsonThe group meet upstairs in the The Featherbed Rock Café at 2pm on the second Tuesday in the month. It’s a fitting rendezvous as the building has an interesting history.For a time it was the home of Mary Ann Cotton who is considered to be Britain’s first female [...]