Dear all,

I hope you are all well.

This is just a quick update to keep you all informed of our current stance regarding COVID-19.  We have recently had contact from Stockton Library stating that all public meetings are to be cancelled until May 31st 2020.  This means that both the April and May talks will have to be cancelled. On behalf of the committee, I would like to apologise for this, but I am sure that you all will understand in light of the current global situation.


I have a few updates for you all just in case you are interested:

Firstly, Michael Thompson has asked if any budding artists within TAS would be interested in helping create some artwork for an upcoming talk of his at Bedale History Society in October. The talk is on ‘Women of the ’45’ and this will discuss the stories of 12 women who directly or indirectly helped with the Jacobite Rebellion. These illustrations would be depicting scenes from the stories. Please contact me or Michael if you are interested in this and I will forward on your interest accordingly.


At the last CBA North committee meeting I have volunteered to be a point of contact between members and the larger groups within the North. As such, if anyone has any thoughts/questions/feedback relating to CBA North or National and TAS’ involvement with them please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will either try to respond, pass queries on to the relevant people or give comments as feedback at committee meetings. HOWEVER THIS IS NOT JUST FOR TAS! If anyone is a member of another society or group in the North that would benefit from this please feel free to contact me and I will offer the same for you, just let me know what society or group it is concerning and I will try to help as best I can.


Also, I have come across this link to some online tours of historic sites if anyone is interested in this.  and DigVentures has opened up its virtual field school online for free – please see their website and social media for details on this.


Finally, here are some quick links to pages for people that may be struggling at the moment.

For Stockton:


For other places:

Please also continue to follow Government guidelines and seek medical attention where necessary. Local council websites are also good places to look. Again, please contact me if there are any questions.


On behalf of the committee, I hope you are all well and are staying safe and if you have any questions or please don’t hesitate to be in contact us.

Best wishes everyone!


(Deputy Chair and Communications)


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