The Northumbria Club provides an opportunity for those with a Northumbrian background or interest in Northumbria to meet socially. Meetings are held at least four times a year at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE. Times and dates of the meeting are posted on this site
The inaugural meeting of the Northumbria took place on 15th March 1973 at the Hanover Grand hotel in London.
The prime mover for the creation of the Northumbria Club and its first chairman was Richard Turley who was Chair of Architecture at Newcastle University. He also had practices in Newcastle and London.
The original club drew members from both Newcastle and London with meetings being held in both cities. London provided a venue for ex-pats living in the home counties and those from the north east visiting the metropolis on business.
Circa 1977 the old Northumberland and Durham Association in London ceased to function as support had dwindled. A number of members joined the Northumbria Club bringing with them memorabilia from the old Northumberland and Durham Association.
The London Club's first venue was the Royal Commonwealth Society appropriately located on Northumberland Avenue this was followed by several years at St Stephens, the Merchant Navy Club and then the Civil Service Club before moving to our current venue of the National Liberal Club.
The Newcastle and London branches gradually drifted apart with the Newcastle branch eventually disbanding.
The London branch celebrated its 25 years with a visit to Alnwick and a dinner in the White Swan hotel.