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Saturday 22 November 2014 will see the Forum hold its 6th AGM at County Hall, Durham.

The Forum has now established itself as a key organiser of events that bring together history and heritage organisations associated with historic County of Durham and the AGM will discuss the planning of Yesterday belongs to you 2015.

The meeting will be followed by a programme of talks supporting the work member organisations undertake, particularly in respect of the commemoration of events in the First World War. The themes are the collection of historical documents, their conservation and the dissemination of information and images via the Internet.

Speakers include :

John A Moreels MBE : Photo Memories

Jenny Barnard, Durham County Record Office : Conserving Historical Documents

Graham Robinson : Local History, building an Internet legacy

The Forum is also supporting Durham at War, Durham County Record Office's interactive website mapping the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War.

Since 22 November is the centenary of the end of the First Battle of Ypres, the last qualifying day for those who were to receive the Mons Star, special reference will be made to the Old Contemptibles, who received that decoration.

The event, which starts at 9.30 a.m and concludes at 1.00 p.m, is also open to non-members and all those with an interest in the history and heritage of County Durham are welcome.

For details please click here (399 KB).

Yesterday belongs to you 2015

will be held at New College Durham on Saturday 9 May 2015. For booking form and terms and conditions please click here (480KB).

Social Networking

You have probably noticed the additions to the banner but, to make it clear, the County Durham History and Heritage Forum has gone all trendy and joined Facebook and Twitter. Depending on which browser you use these links will open a new tab or window.

The aims of the Forum

To promote and facilitate member organisations in celebrating, researching and raising awareness of the history and heritage of County Durham, and to provide an avenue for communicating and sharing of information between members and the wider community thus creating an opportunity for learning through skills and knowledge.

Click here for a Membership form or write to the Membership Secretary:

c/o 22 Oaklea Mews,
Aycliffe Village,
Newton Aycliffe

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Last update: October 2014.