As noted on the Home page DurhamWeb is now effectively the over-all site for the County Durham History and Heritage Forum and Durham County Local History Society but it was originally created by Durham County Council to host pages for various community organizations. Most have moved on and the pages were long out of use but out of date links or book-marks might bring people looking for those organizations here so we aim to pass you on to new websites, Facebook pages or at least offer contact details where we can.

Ryton is a small North Durham town in the Tyne and Wear administrative area. Your web master is not sure what it was doing in DurhamWeb but here is its Wikipedia page. Please e-mail if you know a more suitable link.