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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 The themes are the collection of historical documents, their conservation and the dissemination of information and images via the Internet.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Jenny Barnard, Durham County Record Office : Conserving Historical Documents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.
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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.
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