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.
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.
|New: Meetings: New Time - see column on left, People: Jack and Olive Reeder, War Memorials: Somme 100, Schools: School photograph from 1955/56
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