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Who are we?

Aycliffe Village Local History Society had its inaugural meeting 30 November, 2004. It is for anyone interested in local history, especially that of the Great Aycliffe area.

When and where?

Meeting are held on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. at Aycliffe Village Hall on dates listed in the Programme of Events.

If you wish to seek, or offer, information relating to the Great Aycliffe area, please contact us using the link below.

Contact us

We are researching the schools and school life in Brafferton and Aycliffe village from earliest times to the present day. If you have any information, photographs, or memorabilia we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Did you attend any of the schools in Brafferton or Aycliffe, or did you teach in these schools or have family members who taught in them? Do you have any interesting stories? We would love to hear from you.

We are always looking for historical memorabilia, especially material to copy and to put onto the website. If you have anything you would like us to access, please contact using the email contact above, or telephone our chairman, Harry Moses, on 01325 321773, or bring them along to any member of the Society.

 

Aycliffe Village Green

New: Aycliffe Quarry: photographs of engines

 

Programme of Events 2017

06 September Martin Roberts: Old Durham Garden

04 October Tony Hillman: Collecting Autographs

01 November Alastair Fraser, Assistant Librarian Durham University: 18th Battalion DLI "The Durham Pals"

13 December AGM and Social Evening

Non-Members £3, Members £1 per meeting

 

Programme of Events 2018

10 January Lee Brownson: Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland Future Plans

07 February David Butler: Gibside in the Derwent Valley

07 March Tony Nicholson: Battle of the Tees

04 April Chris Lloyd: A Moment of Folly, Extravagance and Jobbery

02 May Phil Dyer: Victorian Pit Children

13 June Outing: Special guided tour of Bowes Museum 1.45 pm £7

11 July Richard & Jan Crouch: Hitler's Women

05 September Lynn Lamport: A Weaver went to War

04 October John Brigstock: The Peasants' Revolt

14 November Dr Howard Coutts: The Bowes Museum

11 December AGM and Social Evening

Non-Members £3, Members £1 per meeting

DVD Launch

Ken Fox's film 'Aycliffe Village', produced for the Society with help from 'Awards for All', was launched on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Click on the link to see photographs of the evening. DVD photographs