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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.

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.

Contact us

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.

Aycliffe Village Green

New: War Memorials - Tree planting - plaques erected by Great Aycliffe Town Council

Programme of Events 2014

5 November Harry Moses: Bede College Students' Company, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

3 December AGM and Social Evening

Non-Members £3, Members £1 per meeting

Programme of Events 2015

14 January Angela Jobson: Life on the Home Front in the Great War

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

 

 

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