Click for details of the contents of Journal 81 and Mark Egan's first editorial

Our programme of talks which are free and open to non-members :-

Saturday 9th September 2017 2:30pm - Gill Parkes: Durham at War - 1917/18 at the City Theatre, Fowler’s Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham City DH1 3RA. Durham at War is a First World War Centenary commemoration project run by Durham County Council and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Archivist Gill Parkes will introduce the website that is at the heart of this project and show how it has developed since 2014. Discover some of the remarkable stories contributed by a small army of volunteers and community groups, and how you can use the website to showcase your own projects and interests. Current plans are that the website will only be live until the end of 2018, so local historians now have just over a year in which to upload new stories.

Saturday 7th October 2017 2:30pm - Kathleen Reynolds: ILL News: Gentry Health in the Eighteenth Century North at the City Theatre, Fowler’s Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham City DH1 3RA.

See our full programme.

The Society have located a small exhibition in the Durham Museum & Heritage Centre at St. Mary le Bow. It provides general information about the Society and features a summary about Durham in the 17th Century including the Civil War.
The Museum’s opening times during the summer months are :
June: Daily 2.00pm to 4.30pm
July, August & September: Daily 11.00am to 4.30pm
Admission: Adults £2.50 Concessions £2.00 Children £1.00

Other Events

Heritage Open Days 7-10th September: For details go to Heritage Open Days website.

Events at Durham Cathedral.

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Durham County Local History Society

The Society is a registered charity (no. 235597) formed in 1964 to encourage and promote interest in the study of the history of County Durham.

It particularly focuses on recent centuries when County Durham was playing a major part in the economic and industrial growth of Britain and also making its individual contribution to the social, religious and political development of our country.

The Society attends events promoting local history, issues a range of publications, arranges occasional talks free to non-members and maintains this website.

The Journal, available free to members, includes original contributions on Durham's history, articles on sources and reviews of books.

Other publications, covering original research on a wide range of local topics, are made available to members at reduced prices.

If you have any questions about DCLHS you can contact the Secretary Dr John Banham on 01388 816209, e-mail by clicking here or write to him c/o 21 St. Marys Grove, Tudhoe Village, Spennymoor DL16 6LR

Current Subscription Rates

Due on 1st April 2016
Ordinary Members£15.00
Joint Members (at the same address)£18.00
See our Membership page for details of how to join the Society.

History & Publications

Research into the history and people of County Durham.

Our Journal Editor, Dr Mark Egan, would like to hear from members interested in writing for the Journal, who have suggestions to make about the Journal’s format and contents or who wish to suggest subjects to be covered and possible authors (details on the Publications page).

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