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.