Durham County Local History Society
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The Society was formed in 1964 to encourage and promote interest in the study of the history of County Durham. It is a registered charity (no. 235597). The work of the Society particularly focuses on recent centuries when County Durham was playing a major part in the economic and industrial growth of Britain, and also making its individual contribution to the industrial, social, religious and political development of our country. The Society arranges talks open free to non-members, attends events promoting local history, issues a range of publications and maintains this website.

The Journal, available free to members, includes original contributions on Durham's history, articles on sources and reviews of books. Other publications, covering original research on a wide range of local topics, are made available to members at reduced prices.

Ordinary Members15.00 GBP from 1 April 2013
Students5.00 GBP
Joint Members (at the same address)18.00 GBP from 1 April 2013
Institutions20.00 GBP
See our Membership page for details of how to join the Society.

Centenary of World War One

The Society's Secretary is currently researching how the Great War affected Spennymoor & District. He is particularly interested in the impact of the early months of the war (August to December 1914)

If you have any information that would help you can e-mail this by clicking here.

Alternatively you can write to WW1 Exhibition, The Bob Abley Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor DL16 6DG

Annual General Meeting 2014

Details will appear here shortly.

Current Publications

Journal 78 was published in September 2013. See our Journal page for details.

Get in Touch

If you have any general questions about DCLHS you can e-mail the Secretary by clicking here.

Or write to him c/o 21 St. Marys Grove, Tudhoe Village, Spennymoor DL16 6LR

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