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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, David Blair, on 01325 316749, or bring them along to any member of the Society.


Aycliffe Village Green

New:War Memorials: More Loyal Lads from Aycliffe,


Programme of Events 2023

04 January Dave Clark: Introduction to Aycliffe Bus Preservation Society

01 February Clive Bowery: The build up to D Day

01 March Martin Reagan: Middlesbrough, Town of Rampant Sin

12 April Dave Clark: History of Aycliffe Bus Preservation Society

10 May Richard and Jan Crouch: Queen Victoria's troublesome son

07 June Outing : Crook Hall, Durham

05 July: David Butler: Queen Victoria's guests 1851, prisoners and stories

13 September Bill Stuart: Rise and Fall of the Pease

11 October Anthony Atkinson: Mary Eleanor Bowes

08 November Davd Hastings: Wooden Boats and Iron Men

06 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