The Tommy Armstrong Society

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| Annual Tommy Armstrong Festival | Tommy Armstrong AGM | An Evening Of Songs and Poetry | Afternoon of Tommy Armstrong & Mining So | Tommy Armstrong Walk | Launch of Tommy Armstrong DVD | Tommy Armstrong Book

Annual Tommy Armstrong Festival

The Annual Festival will take place as usual next year—watch this site for details or put yourself on the mailing list to get advance warning,
Date Added:05/10/2017 By: Joe Wilson
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Tommy Armstrong AGM

The 2017 AGM took place on the 28th September at Tanfield Parish Church Hall. Results of elections of Officers and Committee members can be found elsewhere on this site. Any-one wishing to have copies of the minutes of the 2017 can request them through this site. Details of the date and time of the 2018 AGM will be published on this site
Date Added:05/10/2017 By: Joe Wilson
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An Evening Of Songs and Poetry

Watch this space we are hoping to have an evening at the Peacock in Tanfield Village at the Turn of the year. Due to the size of the room and the parking this may need to be a ticket only event SO WATCH THIS SITE, We will however be informing members through e mail once the date has been agreed.
Date Added:05/10/2017 By: Joe Wilson
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Afternoon of Tommy Armstrong & Mining So

The Annual Festival of Tommy’s Poetry, songs and music was held at a packed house at the Oak Tree Inn Tantobie on the afternoon of Saturday 30th September. Hosted by the fantastic talented Jude Murphy, Artists/musicians/poets included Roly Veitch, Alan Crawford, The Hendersons from Birtley, Bill Elliot the fantastic sound of Kiddars Luck with guest appearances from Keith Davison of Wor Nannies a Maiser fame, and Garry Miller of the Whiskey Priests and of course the angelic voice of Bethany Coyle.

A Fantastic, fantastic afternoon—So much talent in one room in Tantobie on one Saturday afternoon and all for FREE.

We must thank every-one involved for continuing to play at this Annual Festival for Tommy, all, who give their services free.

Date Added:05/10/2017 By: Laurence

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Tommy Armstrong Walk

A 3.5 mile walk around the area Tommy would have known and walked. This is a walk ROB GREEN has devised in and around the area Tommy would have known. Rob has one or two finishing touches to add to the walk then it would be good if those, who wish, could do a guided walk with ROB ending hopefully in a local hostelry even better one serving Pitman Tommy Ale.
Date Added:05/10/2017 By: Joe Wilson

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Launch of Tommy Armstrong DVD

A DVD has been produced by Sunniside History Society about Tommy's life as well as the story of the original headstone and how it was restored to Tommy's resting place in Tanfield back from Trimdon.

The DVD was shown at the Peacock public house in Tanfield and a good night was had by all.

There was also music with a few party piece songs from Jude Murphy (marla hill ducks), Alan Crawford (oakie strike evictions), Mike Weston (fourpence three farthings a day) and Kiddars Luck (row between the cages and shield row flood).

The Kiddars were joined later by Mark Dixon and Ian McKone on fiddles and a jolly fine informal music session finished the night off including a fine rendition of "wor nanny's a maisor" by Keith Davidson
Date Added:02/09/2013 By: Joe Wilson
Some photographs of the nights entertaiment
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Some photographs of the nights entertaiment
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Some photographs of the nights entertaiment
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Some photographs of the nights entertaiment
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Tommy Armstrong Book

'TOMMY ARMSTRONG: THE PITMAN POET'

Ray tilly has written a book about his grandfather Tommy Armstrong and his father William Hunter Armstrong (Tommy's son).

As well as some previously unpublished works of Tommy and other interesting revelations, the book explains that, in spite of claims that Tommy spent 6 months id Durham Gaol, this was not the case. It is hoped that the book will dispel earlier misconceptions about Tommy and therefore set the record straight.

a successful klaunch of the book 'Tommy Armstrong: The Pitman Poet' was held at the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley on the 18th November 2010.

A considerable number of books were sold and signed by the author. Proceeds from book sales are to be divided between the North East Region os the stroke Association (because Tommy died as a result of strokes) and the Tommy Armstrong society.

The book costs £9.99, ISBN 9781906721305 and is published by Summerhill Books.
Date Added:02/09/2013 By: Laurence Scott
Book signing event
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Book signing event
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Book signing event
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Book signing event
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