Durham County Local History Society
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The Society is a registered charity (no. 235597) formed in 1964 to encourage and promote interest in the study of the history of County Durham.

It 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 social, religious and political development of our country.

The Society attends events promoting local history, issues a range of publications, arranges occasional talks free to non-members and maintains this website.

The Journal, available free to members, includes original contributions on Durham's history, articles on sources and reviews of books.

We are now advertising for a new Journal Editor, details of the job can be found by clicking here

Other publications, covering original research on a wide range of local topics, are made available to members at reduced prices.

Current Subscription Rates

Ordinary Members£15.00 from 1 April 2013
Joint Members (at the same address)£18.00 from 1 April 2013
See our Membership page for details of how to join the Society.

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