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Third Thursday Talk on 18 July has a Gibside theme

Author Val Scully presents our next evening talk about writing historical fiction

Third Thursday Talk:  'Only Connect - Using fiction to bring local history to a wider audience'

by Val Scully, author

Thursday 18 July 2019, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm  
Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL 

Cost: £5.00

Gibside Hall exterior, mid 20th century (D/CL 5/429)

Val Scully was a teacher on Tyneside. Since she started volunteering at Gibside (National Trust) she has developed her interest in the history of the Gibside Estate and the wider Derwent Valley. 

She has written two historical novels based on characters and events in the eighteenth and nineteenth century history of the area - My Name is Eleanor and Molly Bowes - and will talk about writing historical fiction with a didactic purpose.

Gibside Estate records are part of the wonderful Strathmore Estate archive which has been preserved in the Record Office since the 1960s.

Where: Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL

Advance booking essential. Book online (it's easy) or contact us by phone or email to reserve a place.

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