Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be a fly on the wall at a meeting in Newcastle. It was between the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Witham Hall Redevelopment Project.
Hello blogspotters. Today I am asking you to get involved in our quest to understand the history of The Witham Hall. In my last post, I talked about how the Witham has successfully gained a ‘first round pass ‘in a bid to a Heritage Lottery Fund, which would help significantly contribute to the Witham Hall's redevelopment if a second (final) round pass is awarded.
I am a second year Architecture student at Newcastle University, I’m originally from Barney, doing my dissertation on the redevelopment of the Witham. Last Tuesday, I spent a very sunny afternoon working at the back of the Witham Hall.
I am a second year university student studying English and writing and have just completed my work placement at Radio Teesdale. As part of this, I was asked to help the radio station prepare for The Witham Memories programme.
While researching the lively history of The Witham whilst on placement at Radio Teesdale, Lara came across articles in the Teesdale Mercury archive detailing a fund-raising concert which took place on the 14th of September 1939.
Over the last 60 years The Witham Hall has been used for and hosted a variety of activities, such as its time under the YMCA, the development of the library, various clubs and groups including craft and acting, and much, much more.