Elgee Memorial Lecture

Four local societies take turns to arrange the annual lecture in memory of Frank Elgee. Frank made a tremendous contribution to knowledge of the geology, natural history and archaeology of The North York Moors. He became Assistant Curator and subsequently Curator of the Dorman Museum, Middlesborough, which from 2003 onwards has hosted the annual lecture in his name.

Read more about Mr Elgee here

The 2019 Elgee Memorial Lecture will be given on 7 December at 10:30 by Richard Annis, on Durham and Dunbar: Scottish Soldiers at Palace Green.  

Richard Annis excavating

Richard Annis is a Senior Archaeologist with Durham University; and has worked on a wide variety of archaeological projects throughout the Northeast of England, Cumbria, Humberside, Yorkshire and Gloucestershire during the past 30 years. More information on the Scottish Soldiers project is available here

The Dorman Museum will open early that day, at 10 am. There is no need to book, although places will be limited. So arrive early if you can, and enjoy the opportunity to meet other people interested in the history of our region


Past lectures are listed below – if you can help fill in the gaps in our listing please email us:   teesarchsoc.news@gmail.com

Key:     LHS – Cleveland & Teesside Local History Society       TAS – Teesside Archaeological Society

            CIAS – Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society          CNFC – Cleveland Naturalists Field Club

2.4.1968           No. 1    “SOME BRIGANTIAN PROBLEMS RECONSIDERED”

Richard Feacham          (Dorman Museum)

 

1969/1970        No. 2    ?

 

15.10.1971       No. 3    “THE ROMANS IN NORTH BRITAIN”

Prof. Eric Birley           (Thornaby Pavilion)

 

1.2.1973           No. 4    “RESCUE ARCHAEOLOGY IN YORK”

Peter Addyman

 

1.11.1973         No. 5    “IRON AGE BURIALS IN BRITAIN”

Dr. Ian M.Stead            (Billingham Art Gallery)

 

3.1.1975 (for 1974)   No. 6        “THE ANGLO-SAXON CHURCH”

Dr. Harold Taylor         (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

14.11.1975       No. 7    “THE GARTON SLACK CHARIOT BURIAL”

Tony Brewster             (Stockton Library)

 

29.10.1976       No. 8    “IS THE NORTH-EAST REALLY DIFFERENT? A LOOK AT ITS

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOCIAL HISTORY”

Frank Atkinson            (Stockton Library)

 

1.12.1977         No. 9    “THE PREHISTORIC LANDSCAPE OF THE NORTH YORK YORKSHIRE MOORS

AND A RE-APPRAISAL”

Dr. Ian Simmons          (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

1.12.1978         No. 10  “YORKSHIRE ABBEYS”

Dr. Eric Gee                 (Stockton Library)

 

6.12.1979         No. 11  “JORVIK AND THE VIKING SETTLEMENT OF YORKSHIRE”

Peter Addyman            (Stockton Library)

 

5.12.1980         No. 12  “VILLAGES OF THE NORTH: AN EXPLORATION”

Brian K.Roberts           (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

4.12.1981         No. 13  “COASTAL AND VEGETATIONAL CHANGES IN THE

TEESSIDE AND CLEVELAND AREA ”

Dr. Michael Tooley                  (Stockton Library)

 

3.12.1982         No. 14  “EARLY BOATS IN THE NORTH EAST”

Sean McGrail               (Stockton Library)

 

2.12.1983         No. 15  “FROM IRON AGE FARM TO MEDIEVAL MANOR ON THE YORKSHIRE  WOLDS: RECENT WORK AT WHARRAM PERCY DESERTED VILLAGE”

Prof. Philip Rahtz         (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

7.12.1984         No. 16  “THE VISIBLE LEGACY: VIKING AGE SCULPTURE

TAS                             IN THE CLEVELAND AREA”

Prof. Richard Bailey     (Stockton Library)

 

6.12.1985         No. 17  “THE STEEL INDUSTRY’S PLACE IN SOCIETY”

CIAS                            Keith Gale                    (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

5.12.1986         No. 18  “STUART YORK: CAPITAL OF THE NORTH”

LHS                             Gordon Forster             (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

11.12.1987       No. 19  “A WASTE OF SPACE? MOORLAND PAST AND FUTURE”

TAS                             Prof. Peter Fowler        (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

2.12.1988         No. 20  “SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL”

CNFC                          Dr. A.Wardhaugh         (Stockton Library)

 

1.12.1989         No. 21  “CURIOSITIES AND RARE THINGS: EARLY MUSEUMS IN YORKSHIRE”

LHS                             Peter Brears                  (Stockton Library)

 

23.11.1990       No. 22  “A BIRD”S EYE VIEW OF NORTH EAST HISTORY”

CIAS                            Prof. Norman McCord  (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

6.12.1991         No. 23  “FOLLOWING THE FLAG: CIVILIANS AND FORTS IN THE ROMAN NORTH”

TAS                             John Casey                   (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

27.11.1992       No.24  “HEDGEHOGS”

CNFC                          Ken Bibby

 

10.12.1993       No. 25  “LOCAL HISTORY OF THE TEES VALLEY IN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES”

LHS                             Prof. Tony Pollard        (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

2.12.1994         No. 26  “THE APOTHEOSIS OF ALKALI”

CIAS                            Dr. W.A.Campbell       (Stockton Library)

 

8.12.1995         No. 27  “CLEVELAND ANTIQUARIANS”

TAS                             Blaise Vyner                (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

2.12.1996         No. 28  “NATURE LINK”

CNFC                          Ken Smith                    (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

5.12.1997         No. 29  “KINGS, NOBLES AND MONASTERIES IN THE KINGDOM OF NORTHUMBRIA”

LHS                             Prof. David Rollason    (Stockton Library)

 

4.12.1998         No. 30  “THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORTS OF THE DURHAM COALFIELD

CIAS                            1825-1865: THE INFLUENCE OF THE RAILWAY COMPANIES”

Robert W.Rennison                  (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

3.12.1999         No. 31  “ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES: A RESOURCE FOR STUDYING DISEASE”

TAS                             Dr. Rosalie David         (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

1.12.2000         No. 32  “ALIEN SPECIES: ENCOURAGEMENT OR ERADICATION”

CNFC                          Dr. Phil Gates               (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

7.12.2001         No. 33  “CHRIST’S POOR MEN IN THE 15TH AND 16TH CENTURIES”

LHS                             Dr. Glyn Coppack        (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

5.12.2002         No. 34  “WHY STOCKTON-ON-TEES DID NOT BECOME A NEWCASTLE

CIAS                            NOR LEMINGTON-ON-TYNE A MIDDLESBROUGH”

Dr. Stafford Linsley      (L.U.C. Middlesbrough)

 

5.12.2003         No. 35  “THE SUTTON HOO SHIP BURIAL”

TAS                             Martin Carver               (Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough)

 

3.12.2004         No. 36  “THE UNIVERSE AROUND US”

CNFC                          Jack Youdale               (Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough)

 

2.12.2005         No. 37  “THE LAST DAYS OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERIES OF THE

LHS                             NORTH RIDING

Prof. Claire Cross         (Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough)

 

1.12.2006         No. 38  “THE RISE OF THE WHITE LOAF: EVIDENCE FROM THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

CIAS                            CONFIRMING DEVELOPMENTS IN MILLING IN THE 18TH CENTURY”

John K. Harrison

 

7.12.2007         No. 39  ROCK ART

TAS                             Paul Bahn

 

28.11.2008       No. 40  “NATURE CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE”

CNFC                          Sir John Lawton

 

4.12.2009         No. 41  “CANON JOHN C. ATKINSON”

LHS                             Ian Stubbs

 

3.12.2010         Cancelled due to heavy snow.

CIAS

 

9.12.2011         No. 42  “A SIGNAL FAILURE? NEW ANALYSIS OF THE YORKSHIRE

TAS                             COASTAL FORTLETS (NEE SIGNAL STATIONS”

Dr. Rob Collins

 

7.12.2012         No. 43  “THE BIG SEA SURVEY”

CNFC                          Dr. Heather Sugden

 

7.12.2013         No. 44  “GENTRY AND PEASANT HOUSING IN THE NORTH RIDING

LHS                             AND COUNTY DURHAM 1300-1750

Barry Harrison

 

2014

CIAS

 

1.12. 2015

TAS   Prof Colin Haselgrove of the University of Leicester. The Rise and Fall of the Late Iron Age Royal Centre at Stanwick, North Yorkshire.

 

2016

CNFC

 

2017

LHS

1.12.2018

CIAS.  David Elliott: ‘Building No. 2007, “Prince of Wales” – Britain’s Most Powerful Steam Locomotive’