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.
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.
New: War Memorial - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone for Edward Henry Pratt, St Andrew's Church - aerial photographs of the church
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
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