Beamish Museum Launches Appeal for Help

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is today launching a fundraising appeal. The open air museum is a charity that relies on visitors for...

Free Family History Learning at Home

The Library Edition of Ancestry is free of charge for people using libraries and now it is available at home too Ancestry (Library edition) offers...

Norman Cornish Mural Comes to Bishop Auckland

An iconic mural, commissioned by the Council to mark the opening of County Hall in 1963, has been successfully moved to its new home...

Archaeology Day is on 21st March

UPDATE: Everything is Corona-Cancelled  Archaeology Day, on Saturday 21st March, will celebrate the historical wonders that we need to remember who we are. And if...

Beamish Museum Golden Jubilee Begins with Cake

50 years is the time it takes for 1970 to become 2020 and Beamish Museum, The Living Museum of the North, definitely deserves a...

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...

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