Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The...

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine...

Durham University May Demolish Iconic Brutalist Building

A well-known, some would say infamous, 1960s building may soon be demolished. Dunelm House, a collection of concrete cube-like structures clinging to the cliffs...

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and a Little History of Pancakes

Why is there a tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? How did Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday get their peculiar names? And why...

‘Mining Tub Made of Glass’ Will Celebrate Weardale’s Industrial Heritage

A community art project is poised to celebrate Weardale’s industrial past. The Weardale Tub project aims to help people of all...

Learn More About The Past With Free Online Talks

County Durham residents can once again delve into the past with the return of popular online talks this month. Durham County Record Office’s Third Thursday...

Lest we Forget, Remembrance is Not Just About the Past

On September 15th 1916 The Durham Light Infantry paid a terrible price losing four hundred and five brave young men on the Regiments Bloodiest...

A Degree of Knowledge

It is difficult to imagine Durham City without our University with its imposing colleges, totally inclusive student population, and the wealth of cultural benefits...

Durham Researcher Uncovers Hair-raising Escapades of Exiled Monks

A researcher at Durham University has uncovered some unusual goings-on connected with the escapades of exiled Benedictine monks. Dr James Kelly has discovered that English...

Strange Occurrence at Durham – Durham History

An Irishman named Jerry Cooper from a young age had served in the Royal Navy as a ship rigger and also later becoming a...

Durham Castle Goes Medieval for Family Fun Day

The iconic landmark of Durham Castle is to host a medieval-themed day for families on Sunday.  The castle – which, along with Durham Cathedral, is...

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