Thursday, June 27, 2019



Rare photographs from the First World War are now on show at Durham County Record Office.  The photographs show a British raid on a German...

A Durham University academic has uncovered an enormous surveillance campaign by the British government directed at industrial workers suspected of being communists.  Research by Dr...

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...

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

With the introduction of the brand new 12 sided Pound Coin into our change last month I thought it would be nice to look...

23rd April is St George’s Day, but who exactly was England’s patron saint? You may know that his cross – red on a white background...

Palm Sunday is an important date in the Christian calendar, but why is this day associated with processions, palms, donkeys, thunder, lightning, peas and...

Durham University’s Oriental Museum is to stage an exhibition – entitled A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front...

Shamrocks, people dressed in green, foaming pints of stout being passed across numerous bars – these are the images that might leap into your...

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

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