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.
If you wish to seek, or offer, information relating to the Great Aycliffe area, please contact us using the link below.
Centenary of WW1
We have received a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund. We want to commemorate the relatives of people now living in the Great Aycliffe area who served in WW1. We will then produce a book in memory of those men and women who served.
Do you live in the Great Aycliffe area? Do you have relatives who served in WW1 in any capacity anywhere? If so, we would love to hear from you. We intend to commemorate the start of WW1 in September 2014 and wish to display photographs, memorabilia and information of people involved in the war.
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.
Program of Events 2013
11 September Jennifer Gill : The Londonderry Family
9 October Mark Hardy : The History of the Port Police
6 November Janet Brown : War Memorials in the North East
4 December AGM and Social Evening. Wine and cheese provided
Program of Events 2014
15 January Angela Jobson: Filming of Archaeology and the Mystery of the Picklehaulbe
12 February Chris Lloyd: Attacking the Devil and Sinking the Unsinkable - W T Stead and the Titanic
12 March Dr Ian Taylor: The Bishops of Durham
8 April Dr Robert McManners: Zurbarans at Aucklnad Castle
7 May Gordon Morris: The Later Edens at Windlestone
4 June Special Guided Tour of Auckland Castle 7 pm. Cost: £8, concessions £6
2 July Winn Colman: The Life and Times of Peter Lee
10 September Gary Bankhead: 800 Years in the River Wear - Durham
13 & 14 September World War 1 Exhibition, Aycliffe Village Hall
8 October Kevin Defty: John Morris - from Telegraph Boy to RAF Radio Operator
5 November Harry Moses: Bede College Students' Company, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
3 December AGM and Social Evening
Non-Members £2, Members £1 per meeting