Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

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A Brief History of the Heritage Group


Chester-le-Street Heritage Group was formed in 1986, although its origins go back to the mid 1960s when it was known as Chester-le-Street Local History Society. The main activities of the Group are the study of local history issues, in particular Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area.

Our intention is to research and share information and knowledge relating to the history of Chester-le-Street throughout the ages. Wherever possible we aim to publish either in Newsletter, Book, CD or through this website, information that we feel may be of interest to amateur or professional historians, researchers into family trees or even those who only want to find out a bit more about our town.

In early August 2007, the Charity Commission confirmed that Chester-le-Street Heritage Group had been awarded Charity Status.

Registered Charity No: 1120080.


  



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TV Screens proposal for Parish Church scrapped.


Plans to install several 50” TV screens to the interior pillars of the Parish Church have been scrapped due to opposition from members of the congregation, Historic England and Chester-le-Street Heritage Group.

The church is a Grade 1 listed building dating from the 13th Century and stands on the site of original wooden church where the body of St. Cuthbert lay before moving to Durham Cathedral.


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CAN YOU HELP?

Did you attend Chester-le-Street Grammar School in 1960?

Can you help identify the pupils and teachers in a collection of school photographs from Chester-le-Street Grammar School dating from the school year 1960? If so, we would very much appreciate your help. Just click on “View Photos” above to see the collection.

THE COLLIERIES PROJECT “The Chester Marras”

Did you work in the collieries? if so we need your help.

This project is the latest undertaking by the Heritage Group and covers the surrounding collieries of Chester-le-Street. The aim is to detail collectable information about the collieries and to display the results on this website. Just click on the READ MORE button.

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Interested in “LOCAL HISTORY” ? Need help with your RESEARCH?

Then why not join “CHESTER-LE-STREET HERITAGE GROUP”.

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GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1960 Photographs

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The “COLLIERIES” PROJECT

“FREE” Drop-In Sessions are held on Tuesday mornings

from

10am  to 12 noon

 in the Salvation Army Citadel on Low Chare.

The next Drop-In Session will be:

 TUESDAY 24th October, 2017.

Bring your memories, photographs & memorabilia along,

meet the Members & view the Group’s Archive of our town.

Free Tea/Coffee and Biscuits

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The next meeting will take place on:

18th  October, 2017.

In the Library on the Front Street

From 7pm to 9pm.

The Collieries Project & What next?

All are welcome - (Small charge of £2.00 for non-members).

Tea, Coffee & Biscuit included.

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“FREE Drop-In Sessions”

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