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...

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...

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 –...

Cash Sought to Preserve Durham’s Historic ‘Pitman’s Parliament’

A historic building in which Durham miners took history-making decisions is in need of funding.The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) have ambitious plans both to...

Written in life-blood: Tolkien

“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.” – Lady Galadriel History. Such a simple word and yet, it holds the memories of...

Hundreds of County Durham Residents Contribute to Mining Artwork

Hundreds of people from County Durham have helped create an artwork that celebrates the area’s mining heritage.The artwork is a replica lead mining tub,...

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