Northumbrian Language Society

Presidents

The Society has been fortunate to have  presidents who have each contributed to the society and to its aim of preserving and enjoying our language.  Click on the name for more information  on their individual pages.

Sid Chaplin.   1982 to 1986 
Well known as an author, journalist, social commentator, poet, and columnist.

Ellen Mitchell.   1987 to 1995
Active as a local politician for over 50 years.

Tom Hadaway.   1996 to 2005
Noted writer, playwright and screenwriter.  Gifted as a Storyteller in the local dialect.

Katrina Porteous.    2008 to present
Author, poet, and broadcaster, Katrina is passionate about our local words.  Her love of our language is evident in her works.

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