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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: Exhibition:Unveiling of the Transport Trust's Red Wheel Plaque at Heighington Station


Programme of Events 2017

11 January Gordon Morris: Cromwellian Durham

08 February Gordon Henderson: Binchester - an update

08 March Julian Harrop of Beamish Museum: Changes of View

05 April Dr Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist Durham University: Durham and Dunbar Identifying Scottish Soldiers on Palace Green

03 May Arthur Dodds: Sanctuary in Durham Cathedral

14 June Visit to Durham Cathedral

12 July Margaret Harvey: Sherburn Hospital after the Reformation c1595

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



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