The Journal of the Society (formerly Bulletin) has been published since 1964 and developed as a regular twice yearly publication with a good reputation. David Butler was awarded a prize by the British Association for Local History (BALH) at its Local History Day on 4 June 2011 for his article on the history of Durham Town Hall (published in Journal 75 in 2010) and past articles by Ross Hamilton and Cliff Howe have also had their merit recognised by BALH and the BBC respectively. However, we have had difficultly attracting sufficient high quality contributions in recent years and in May 2011 the Society's AGM agreed that only one Journal a year would normally be published. Journal 77 was published in June 2012 and contains articles on The Dean & Chapter of Durham's Coal Interest 1541 to 1872 by Dr Anne Orde; The Annandale Family of County Durham : 100 Years of Papermaking by Catherine Wright and Colliery Disasters, Fundraising and the Church of England 1880 to 1909 by Jonathan Fryer.
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Titles and authors of all the articles in the Journal/Bulletin can be accessed by clicking here (129k).
A full Index of Bulletin 1 to Journal 70 can be accessed by clicking here (180k).
The Journal editors welcome proposals for new articles and are happy to advise on the form and content. Preliminary advice in the form of Notes for Contributors can be accessed by clicking here.
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Or write to him c/o 21 St. Marys Grove, Tudhoe Village, Spennymoor DL16 6LR