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.
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.
Our book "The Great War: Great Aycliffe, Brafferton and Coatham Mundeville Remember" is now on sale, as is the accompanying calendar for 2015. The book costs £7.00 plus postage & packing and the calendar £2.00 plus postage & packing. They can also be bought at any meeting or from committee members of the society.
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.
Programme of Events 2015
14 January George Dixon: Jeremiah Dixon and the Mason-Dixon Line
11 February Neil Straughan: A Stroll through France and the Long Road Home
11 March Chris Lloyd: Teesdale Tracks and Derailing Dukes - the coming of the Railways to Teesdale
8 April Gordon Henderson: Pompeii
6 May Heather Munsey: The Sinking of the Lusitania
3 June Visit to Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre - Meet 7 p.m. at the Centre, £1 per head
15 July Geoff Hughes: Tales of Old Newcastle
9 September Anita Atkinson: Women of Windlestone
7 October Alan Fidler: WW1 Tynemouth Commemoration Project
4 November Arthur Dodds: Gunpowder Plot with references to local families
2 December AGM and Social Evening
Non-Members £3, Members £1 per meeting