Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

A free public talk, scheduled for the evening of 5th October, will shed fresh light on the intriguing north-east legend of the Lambton Worm....

Historic Building between Cathedral and Castle to Be Restored

A little known historic building located on Palace Green between Durham’s Cathedral and Castle is to be restored. The scaffolding is already up around...

A few more Quaint Sayings and their Origins.

Whilst delighting in our mother tongue I take great pleasure and amusement from some of the commonly used sayings and how they came into...

Everyday Things that we Say without Knowing from Where They Originate.

The English language includes a number of funny expressions that we may not know the history of, here are a few that we do...

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...

Legends and Things that go Bump in the Night

 Durham has its share of ghostly happenings and legendary shenanigans. In common with many other ancient Cities Durham has its share of spooks and...

More Fascinating Legends and Ghosts lurking in Durham’s Fair City

Ghostly happenings and legends are common place in Britain, one of The Tower of London’s ghostly visions is said to wander about at night...

Historic Church Gets Grant to Save Roof

An ancient church, which is steeped in history, has received a grant of nearly £95,000 to fund vital repairs to its roof. The custodians...

Chapels, Prisons, Hidden Arches – There’s More to Elvet Bridge than...

Most people in Durham are familiar with Elvet Bridge, the beautiful medieval structure that spans the River Wear, linking Durham’s centre to the Elvet...

The Train Arriving Could Be at?

George Stephenson was not only Father of the Railways, this amazing man of the North East was by association responsible for us knowing what...

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