Anglo Scandinavian Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Patron: Kate Adie: OBE

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RECENT EVENTS

Julmiddag - 2017

The annual Julmiddag buffet took place at IKEA on November 16th.

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Welcome Party 2017

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Summer Walk 2017

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Julmiddag - 2016

The annual Julmiddag buffet took place at IKEA on November 24th.

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Lucia 2015

The Lucia service and party took place at St Andrews Church in Newcastle on Saturday 12th December.

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Welcome Party 2015

The Welcome Party was held on September 29th at the Martin Luther Church. Welcome Party. Welcome Party. Welcome Party.































Visit to Beamish Museum

In March several members visited the museum at Beamish on a cold spring day. Beamish visit. Beamish visit. Beamish visit. Beamish visit.































The Origin of Christmas Cards

On January 22nd 2015 Gail-Nina Anderson gave a talk on the history of Christmas Cards which was well attended and enjoyed by members.

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Lucia 2014

The Lucia service and party took place at St Andrews Church in Newcastle on Saturday 13th December.

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Julmiddag 2014

Our annual Julmiddag buffet was held at IKEA Gateshead on Thursday 20th November.

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Talk on the Border Reivers

Keith Durham gave a very interesting talk about the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers. Border Reivers talk. Border Reivers talk. Border Reivers talk. Border Reivers talk.

Welcome Party 2014-15

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Dag Kjelldahl - talk about his experiences on the Bear Island, the most northerly island in the Baring Sea.
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Talk on Beamish Museum

Richard Evans from Beamish Museum gave an illustrated talk about future developments at the museum and how it was inspired by similar museums in Scandinavia.
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LUCIA 2013

The Lucia service and party took place at St Andrews Church in Newcastle on Saturday 14th December. Lucia Party 2013 Lucia Party 2013 Lucia Party 2013 Lucia Party 2013 Lucia Party 2013 Lucia Party 2013

JULMIDDAG - 2013

Our regular celebration buffet at IKEA took place on 21st November this year.

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HOTSPUR - THE MAKING OF A STATUE

A talk by sculptor Keith Madison about the statue of Harry Hotspur he made for the town of Alnwick.

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WELCOME PARTY 2013

The Welcome Party took place on September 19th.

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VISIT TO WASHINGTON WILDFOWL AND WETLANDS TRUST

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TALK ON WASHINGTON WILDFOWL AND WETLANDS TRUST

A talk on the Trust was given on March 21st.

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LUCIA 2012

The Lucia service and party took place at St Andrews Church in Newcastle on Saturday 15th December.

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JULMIDDAG 2012

On 22nd November we had our annual Julmiddag at IKEA and the excellent buffet was appreciated by all.

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ANTIQUES EVENING

On October 18th at the Martin Luther church, Newcastle, members brought antiques of Scandinavian origin to be valued by Julian Thompson from Anderson and Garland, auctioneers.

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VISIT TO NEWCASTLE'S GUILDHALL

On May 26th a small party of members and friends visited Newcastle's Guildhall in the company of a City Guide. A tour of this fascinating old building included the Mayor's Parlour, the Town Court and the Merchant Venturer's Hall and the guide described the history of each area.

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LUCIA 2011

The Lucia service and party took place at St Andrews Church in Newcastle on Saturday 10th December. The IKEA Julmiddag was on the previous Thursday and the excellent buffet provided by IKEA staff was enjoyed by all.

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JULMIDDAG 2011

The annual Julmiddag at IKEA was as usual well attended and the buffet provided by IKEA was enjoyed by all. Julmiddag Julmiddag 2011 Julmiddag 2011Julmiddag 2011Julmiddag 2011Julmiddag 2011 Julmiddag 2011Julmiddag 2011 Julmiddag 2011








































































TALK ON OTTERBURN TRAINING AREA OCTOBER 2011

In October there was a talk on the Otterburn Training Area at the Martin Luther Church in Newcastle.

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PATRON'S EVENING AND WELCOME PARTY SEPTEMBER 2011

In September our Patron Kate Adie attended the Welcome Party.

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RIVER TYNE CRUISE 2011

A cruise down the River Tyne to South Shields.

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CLEADON HILLS WALK 2011

This was a circular walk commencing at Souter Lighthouse and passing through Whitburn and on to Cleadon Hills, past the golf course and on to Marsden and ending again at Souter Lighthouse. The walk was enjoyed by all.

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JULMIDDAG 2010

Our annual Christmas celebration at IKEA was very well attended as usual with a wonderful buffet provided.

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WELCOME PARTY 2010

The Welcome Party took place at the Lit and Phil on Wednesday 29th September. Television presenter and author John Grundy was the guest speaker.

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CRAYFISH PARTY 2010

In September 2010 IKEA Gateshead hosted a Crayfish Party where members had a most enjoyable evening.

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CHOPWELL WOOD WALK 2010

Over a dozen members turned up on a pleasant day for a walk around Chopwell Wood. There was a quiz, the question sheets being pinned to trees along the route and each walking group was provided with a sheet on which to write their answers. There were prizes for the winners. Refreshments were taken afterwards in the Forestry Commission building.

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CO SCAN VISIT TO SHETLANDS 2010

Several of our members visited the Shetlands in April in company with members from other Scandinavian Societies throughout Britain.

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LUCIA 2009

Another well attended event held at Chester-le-Street with a party afterwards.

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JULMIDDAG 2009

This was a really well attended evening. IKEA had arranged a special Scandinavian buffet and we all enjoyed the food and the get-together.

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WELCOME PARTY 2009

This years Welcome Party was held in the Mining Institute next to the Lit. and Phil. Ingelise showed a short slideshow which reminded members of events we had held in the past. Ditte provided a buffet for us and all had a good time.

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