Welcome to the website of Middleton St George Local History Group.  Please use the links at the top of the page to find out more about the group.

NEWS: As you may be aware, Beamish Museum are in the process of recreating a 1950’s village at Beamish, and will be reconstructing MSG’s fish & chip shop from the 1950s, using the original fryer. On your visit to Beamish you will be able to enjoy fish & chips cooked in that original fryer, and wrapped in replica newspaper, with local news items from that era. 

As part of this initiative, a team from Beamish Museum visited MSG Community Centre on Saturday 13th November to give an update on the “Remaking Beamish” project, and to invite people from MSG to talk about the fish & chip shop and its place in the village’s history. The following poster gives information and contact details if anyone would like to get in touch with Beamish to share their memories.

Click here to see poster for further details

We are not presently holding meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We are hoping to start our lectures again in January 2022.  This will depend not only on the governmental regulations, but will also depend upon the conditions of use of the venue, and the willingness of speakers and our members to attend.

When we can confirm the arrangements for the coming season, we will update this page, so please keep checking back here for more information. In addition, we will contact our members by email with details.

The aims of this site are to allow both members and visitors to learn more about the group and what we do. Please explore the pages to find out about:

  • our meetings and other activities, which are open to members and non-members alike
  • the background to the group
  • how you can become a member

You will see that we have a link to old postcards and other photographs of the village and the surrounding area. There is also a transcription of the 1871 Census for the village, showing who was living here then.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us for more information.  Thanks.
email: msglocalhistory@hotmail.co.uk