About us

The aims of our Society are to bring together all those who are interested in Local History and in particular the history of Wallsend; to record information about the town and share it with others through meetings, archives, books, talks, local history trails, trips, exhibitions and the internet.

Speakers List

Click here to view the speakers due to give talks.


A large selection of articles can be found here.


A great selection of photos from locals.

Edmund Hall


In January 2018 Edmund Hall was appointed President of Wallsend Local History Society at the society's AGM. This honorary position was bestowed on Mr Hall after holding the Chairman's role for 15 years. In his time as Chairman he passionately promoted the town of Wallsend and its illustrious history to all who would listen. He represented the society at a wide range of events and meetings, and gave talks on Wallsend to many groups. He ran coach trips for the society all over the North East including his famous annual 'History Mystery' evening tour visiting local places of interest before concluding in a tavern with historic links.

Ken Hutchinson


Former Vice-Chairman, has taken over as Chairman, and Secretary George Laws has become Vice-Chairman.

George Laws


Liz Liddle