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July 2017


Discovering Sid Chaplin: A Guided Tour from Jesmond to Ouseburn

ChaplinDate: 26th July 2017

Location: Meet at the gate of Jesmond Old Cemetery (the one on the south side of the main road, with the big stone lodges and gateway, with a high wall)

Time: 6pm

Discover Sid Chaplin, local author of The Day of the Sardine and The Watchers and the Watched, through a guided talk by his son, writer Michael Chaplin. We will be walking from Jesmond to Ouseburn, hearing about the stories behind the places such as the graveyard Sid Chaplin would walk through to collect names for his stories. The walk will be rounded off by an optional visit to the pub!

Places for this event are limited so if you would like to join us please book a place either by emailing us at lib-friends@ncl.ac.uk or completing our online booking form






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