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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: 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 2016

13 January Harry Moses: The Bradford Family

10 February Gordon Morris: 3rd Marquis of Londonderry

09 March George Dixon: Battle of Britain in the North East

06 April Margaret Hedley: The Durham Coal Owners

04 May Chris Lloyd: Heroes and Villains Darlington and the 1st World War

01 June Guided tour of Ushaw College, Ushaw Moor, Durham - £4

13 July John Davison: Durham Men in the Great War

07 September Alison Tweddle: Auckland Castle

05 October John Brigstock: The Knights Templar Order of Warrior Monks

02 November Great North Air Ambulance

07 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