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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:War Memorials - Lockey brothers Ambrose, George, James and Edwin, and William Lockey


Programme of Events 2019

09 January Gordon Morris: Sir Thomas Eden, Governor of Maryland

06 February David Butler:The Battle of Neveille's Cross

06 March Chris Lloyd:Patons and Baldwins

03 April Gordon Henderson: Binchester Fort update

01 May Peter Haygarth: Wildlife Photography

12 June Outing: Guided tour of Durham Castle 2.15 pm. Meet 2pm Reception Palace Green Library £3.50

10 July Amie Gass: Remaking Beamish

04 September Lee Brownson: The Auckland Project

03 October Lynn Lamport: Creator of a King

13 November Jane Lowes: The Horsekeeper's Daughter

11 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