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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“Yesterday belongs to You” event at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum are this year hosting the “Yesterday belongs to You” event on Saturday 15th July, 2017.

10am to 4pm.

As well as Chester-le-Street Heritage Group having a stall, there will be other Local History Groups, including the North East War Memorials and The Police History Society.

So if you are interested in our local history, come along and see what it’s all about.

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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”.

Just click on the button below to find out more:

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 5th September, 2017.

Bring your memories, photographs & memorabilia along,

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

Free Tea/Coffee and Biscuits

New Members

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EXHIBITION - The Lambton Arms

Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd July, 2017

Photographs on display:

Bullion Lane Secondary School

Class & Teacher Photographs 1948-1970

The Chester Marras - Collieries in the

Chester-le-Street District

FREE ADMISSION

New Members

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“FREE Drop-In Sessions”

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