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Following the Yesterday Belongs To You Event on 18th May 2013, the project team at the Forum have evaluated the questionnaires from both stall holders and visitors.

Generally all felt that the event was a success and were pleased to see so many exhibitors. There were a lot of supportive comments and suggestions. However, with stalls spread across so many rooms, one important comment was that the event was fragmented. To fit everyone in we had to book four separate rooms as well as the Council Chamber. Furthermore, it was clear that, over the years, the space available for this event at County Hall has been dramatically reduced. With that in mind, we felt it was maybe time to move to another venue, if possible, one which had a hall large enough for all exhibitors.

We have evaluated several sites within the area and are conscious of the need to keep as central a location as possible, since our membership stretches into Northumberland as well as south of the Tees. We should like refreshments to be on hand, and not too far away from the event. In addition to that, there is the question of parking, which needs to be adjacent, and, if possible, free.

Venues which meet all these criteria are difficult to find in the Durham City area, but we have set a date for 2015. It will be:

Saturday 9 May 2015

So please put that date on your calendars, and in your diaries, and let us try and make that event even better. Your comments regarding a change of venue would be appreciated.

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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.

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