The Origins of Place Names Around Durham

English place names may seem to have been made by a random name generator, but I have it on good authority (wikipedia) that they...

The Lambton Wyrm in Story and Song

It's been a while since we've told the tale of the Lambton Wyrm, and if stories aren't told, they get restless and start causing...

Cemetery Records History Talk Back by Popular Demand

Branching Out: Burial and Cemetery Records This popular talk on burial and cemetery records is being repeated. Durham County Record Office will host the event...

Durham Market Place’s Controversial Equestrian Statue – Tantrums, Suicide & Bankruptcy

Probably the most prominent landmark in Durham Market Place is the huge, double life-sized statue of a military-looking gentleman on a horse.Though he towers...

WW2 Stories of the Durham Light Infantry

The Durham Light Infantry was formed in 1881 and has served notably in various wars since then. The DLI’s widely remembered for their valiant...

Review: The Big Meeting – A Documentary About The Durham Miners’...

To anyone living anywhere near Durham city centre, the Durham Miners Gala is difficult to miss. To those living on the brass band marching...

Giant Inflatable Artwork to Celebrate Brutalist Building’s Birthday

A County Durham concrete building will celebrate its 50th birthday – by being wrapped in a giant inflatable work of art.The Apollo Pavilion in...

Historically Important County Durham Bridge Gets Vital Clean-up

The remains of a historically important County Durham bridge have received a much-needed makeover.Gaunless Bridge, West Auckland, was once a vital thoroughfare for the...

Music Stars to Celebrate County Durham’s Own Apollo Anniversary

An extravaganza of music and film will today take place in County Durham to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.The celebrations...

Romans to Invade County Durham – for Weekend Festival

After a good few centuries, the Romans will once again be marching on County Durham – for Binchester Roman Fort’s annual festival.The festival –...

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