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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.

Where and when?

Meeting are held on Wednesdays at 7.oo 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

Centenary of WW1

September 29 - October 3

Newton Aycliffe town centre

10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Free Entry

To find those we have researched so far for our book, click on the War Memorial tab and then scroll down for the list of men and women who served.

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: Village Activities - St. Andrew's Church Choir football team, War Memorial - Ralph Hebdon, Alfred Metcalfe, Thomas Balmer, Town Centre Exhibition

Programme of Events 2014

15 January Angela Jobson: Filming of Archaeology and the Mystery of the Picklehaulbe

12 February Chris Lloyd: Attacking the Devil and Sinking the Unsinkable - W T Stead and the Titanic

12 March Dr Ian Taylor: The Bishops of Durham

9 April Dr Robert McManners: Zurbarans at Aucklnad Castle

7 May Gordon Morris: The Later Edens at Windlestone

4 June Special Guided Tour of Auckland Castle 7 pm. Cost: £8, concessions £6

2 July Winn Colman: The Life and Times of Peter Lee

10 September Gary Bankhead: 800 Years in the River Wear - Durham

13 & 14 September World War 1 Exhibition, Aycliffe Village Hall

8 October Lynn Defty: John Morrison - from Telegraph Boy to RAF Radio Operator

5 November Harry Moses: Bede College Students' Company, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

3 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