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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.

Saturday 25 June at 1.15 pm - Durham County Local History Society will be holding The David Reid Memorial Lecture - Alan Heesom : Buddle and Londonderry : An Unlikely Partnership? in the Council Chamber, County Hall, DH1 5UL. The lecture will be given by Alan Heesom, a long standing member of the Society and a former Editor of our Journal. Alan is now retired from the History Department at the University of Durham and is an Honorary General Editor for the Surtees Society, including Volume 217, Letters of John Buddle and Lord Londonderry 1820-1843, edited by the late Anne Ord. Alan has studied the Londonderry Papers held at Durham County Archives for over 40 years. The talk is free and open to non-members.
Buffet Lunch £5. If you would like to partake of the buffet lunch we offer between the morning AGM and the David Reid Memorial Lecture you will need to book a ticket by writing to the Membership Secretary and sending him a cheque covering the cost of the number of tickets you require. Please make cheques payable to : Durham County Local History Society and send a stamped/addressed envelope to :
Mike Robson, DCLHS, 2A The Links, Belmont, Durham DH1 2AG
by Friday 17 June 2016. You will then receive a ticket for the buffet, which will start at approximately 12 noon following the AGM.

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

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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.

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