A talk on Catholicism from the 1500s was given at the latest Cullercoats Mens Club meeting.
Newcastle guide Michael Cullen talked about the churches, religious houses and priests before the Catholic faith was prohibited by Henry VII.
In Newcastle, catholics were held in Newgate prison awaiting sentence. It was not until 1796 that Catholics were allow to practice their faith again.
For more on the club ring Ray Calboutin on (0191) 252 4110.