History

Heritage Open Days 2021

Heritage Open Days 2021 Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and…


Want To Trace Your Family History?

A new family history course gets underway this month, helping County Durham residents to unearth their family tree. Following its success earlier this year, Durham County Record Office is once again offering the online course for people who would like an introduction to family history research. The course is comprised of three talks and will […]
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Durham Classic Car Show

On August Bank Holiday Monday 2021, we’re looking forward to once again filling the heart of the city of Durham with classic…



Visitors Welcomed To Binchester Roman Fort As It Reopens On July 1st

Visitors can once again discover what life was like in Roman times as a historic County Durham fort prepares to reopen. Binchester Roman Fort, cared for by Durham County Council, will be reopening to the public on Thursday, 1 July. Located on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland, the site will be open daily between 10am […]
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Durham County Raising Awareness Of Local History With Online Events

County Durham residents looking to delve into the past can take part in a number of online sessions as part of Local History Month. Durham County Council’s Durham County Record Office is running the events to raise awareness of local history and to promote the archive service and its varied collections. As part of its […]
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New Book Featuring The Roman Civilisation On County Durham’s Development To Be Released

A new book that is the first to detail the influence that Roman civilisation had on the development of County Durham is set to go on sale. Roman County Durham: The Eastern Hinterland of Hadrian’s Wall covers how the Romans’ network of roads, forts and farming communities formed a vital part of the infrastructure that […]
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Archivist-Led Talk To Shed Light On Soldiers Of The Past

Family historians can gain top tips on how to discover their ancestors’ military past at an online talk this week. Durham County Record Office, which is run by Durham County Council, is continuing its successful Branching Out programme with an archivist-led talk about researching soldiers. Aimed at people who already have some experience of family […]
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A Bosnian Refugee To Speak On Struggle And Survival During Genocide

A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The moving talk will form part of Durham County Council’s annual events to remember the victims of genocides throughout the world. International Holocaust Memorial Day […]
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Work Being Undertaken At Durham Town Hall To Preserve Its History

Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage. The building has attracted almost 16,000 […]
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