At its first meeting of 2016 the Forum Committee agreed to a minor change to our name to emphasise the word FORUM. We wanted to make clear that we are not another history society but exist to help societies and organisations make the most of the heritage of County Durham.

Our next open meeting will be held at County Hall, Durham on Saturday 14 May, 9.30am – 1pm. The theme for the day for invited speakers will be the First World War in 1916. More details will be available after Easter. As usual, member groups have been invited to give a 5-min presentation about an aspect of their work.

Other Events

25th Mar - 2nd Oct at Palace Green Library An exhibition on the Somme 1916 - from Durham to the Western Front

Wednesday 11 May at 7pm at County Hall, Durham City. The Friends of Durham County Record Office will be holding an evening of Local, Family and Social History Displays by Local History Societies and other organisations. Free entry to all.

Saturday 11th June - Whickham History Day. Whickham History Society are holding a 40th Anniversary History Day. Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of a new book on Whickham history, commissioned specially for the anniversary. If you wish to attend please complete the application form and send it to : Mrs T Rix, 11 Sunnidale, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 5TT.


County Durham Forum for History & Heritage

A voluntary association of local history societies and groups, heritage organisations and individuals interested in sharing and promoting the history and heritage of County Durham.

Aims of the Forum

  • The Forum exists to promote and facilitate member organisations in celebrating, researching and raising awareness of the history and heritage of County Durham.
  • The Forum provides an avenue for communication and sharing of information between members and the wider community thus creating an opportunity for learning through sharing skills and knowledge.

Website contributed by Forum member Durham County Local History Society. Last update: February 2016.

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