Maronite from Lebanon - eng.wikipedia.org

If you’ve ever fancied posing as an ancient charioteer, you now have the chance thanks to a new exhibition about life in ancient Lebanon, staged by Durham University’s Oriental Museum. The exhibition includes a...
Embroidered WWI Christmas Cards Donated to Durham Record Office

A collection of beautifully embroidered Christmas cards and postcards, sent home from the battlefields of the First World War by a Durham Light Infantry soldier, has been donated to Durham Record Office. Andrew Miller, a...
Charity Shop Forum

Members of a new County Durham charity shop association recently posed for pictures wearing entirely donated clothes. The members – who were raising awareness of the environmental benefits of second-hand clothes and upcycling – all...
Local Art Group Produce Textiles for Durham Cathedral Exhibition

Members of Shadforth Art Group have made a number of textiles which will be hung in the community galleries in Durham Cathedral’s Open Treasure exhibition. The group, with the help of Wendy Stoker from Made...
Poppy

On September 15th 1916 The Durham Light Infantry paid a terrible price losing four hundred and five brave young men on the Regiments Bloodiest Day on the Somme. Historians pore over the records and...
Photo courtesy of Jake Cook, Flickr Creative Commons

Its ancient arches date back to the 13th century; it has supported fortifications, chapels and even a prison in its time; and it may have the narrowest arches in Europe it’s possible to row...
Durham University Lectures Aim to 'Unpack Brexit'

Durham University is putting on a programme of public lectures that aim to ‘unpack’ some of the complex issues around Brexit. Experts will give talks looking into the legal, constitutional and economic consequences of...
Dawn Layland Branching Out

Have you ever wondered about the origins of different surnames? Do you have any idea where your own surname comes from? If you’d like answers to these questions, Durham County Record Office might be able...
image courtesy of Bryan Ledgard from Flickr Creative Commons

Preparations are underway in County Durham to assist Travellers and Gypsies passing through the county to Appleby Horse Fair. The event, in Appleby, Cumbria, will take place between Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th June. A...
job no 1001 Miners Hymns Performance 16 July 2016 at Durham Cathedral

The Durham Hymns – songs that echo the voices of those affected by the First World War – will be performed again in Durham to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the...

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