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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: Deaths Accidental - Aaron Worth and George Mills, Photographs - Stepehn Gladwins wagonette - Aurthur Gargett.


Programme of Events 2020

08 January David Butler: Ghosts and Grisly Death in Durham City

05 February John Raw: Darlington and Stockton Railway

04 March Mike Seyer: Bowburn Colliery 1906 - 1946

01 April Mike Thornton: Norman Cornish Centenary Lecture

13 May Anthony Atkinson: Mary Eleanor Bowes

10 June Outing: to be confirmed

08 July Harry Moses: Life in the Prison Camps

02 September Clive Bowery: Identification of Remains of WW1 Soldier

07 October Lynn Lamport: The Luck of the Draw

04 November Chris Nettleton: The Flying Scotsman World Famous Loco

02 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