Annual General Meeting 2024

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday 20 April 2024, commencing at 10.15am, at St Mary’s Centre, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough.


The change of venue is necessary because of temporary closure of the Dorman Museum. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The doors to St Mary’s Centre open at 10.00am, and the AGM will commence at 10.15am, with two talks to follow commencing at 10.30am approximately.

The agenda and supporting papers for the meeting are here:

AGM Agenda [Download]

AGM Draft Minutes Approved by Chairman [Download]

AGM Annual Report [Download]

Audited Accounts [Download]

These include the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2024.

All elected members retire at the A.G.M. and are eligible for re-election.

No expressions of interest have been received from other Members wishing to stand for election to the Committee.

Following what we hope will be a brief meeting, there will be two talks:

The Treasures of Gisborough Priory

Tales of some of the important items from Gisborough Priory. Learn about the processional cross, which became an object of concealment after the Dissolution and many other objects from one of our region’s best-loved historic buildings.

Speaker: Christine Clarke

Slaughter in Co. Durham: 844 and Viking Massacre at Bishop Auckland

A bloody battle was once fought in Bishop Auckland in which the king of Northumbria was slain, his army was massacred, and the victorious Viking invaders then celebrated by committing “plunder, rapine and slaughter everywhere”. Everyone knows about 1066 and the death of King Harold, but now we can add another battle to the list. Besides Hastings and 1066, we can talk about Bishop Auckland and 844. What happened there was just as dramatic and should get Bishop Auckland into all the history books.

Speaker: Dr Andrew Breeze

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