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.

New Roll for Front Street Shop

The premises currently occupied by Durham Bed Centre at 73-75 Front Street has recently been the subject of a planning application.
The application intends to provide an educational training facility for 16 to 19 year olds who are or would be either ‘Not in Education, Employment, or Training’ which is often abbreviated to ‘NEET’. This facility will be focused on young people who have had limited success at school and are therefore finding it difficult to gain employment.

The premises were previously occupied by 'Semichem' and prior to that 'Tandy' and many years ago by Walter Willson's supermarket store.


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Chester-le-Street Heritage Group’s

Official Website

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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.

“Chester Lads & Lasses in the Great War”

The Heritage Group has embarked on a major new project which is being funded by the Heritage National Lottery.

As this is the centenary of the end of the 1914-18 war, the Group will be researching the names of those who were killed in the conflict and recorded on the various war memorials around the town. It is intended that the information discovered will give a greater insight into our Lads and Lasses and their families during those times.

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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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NEW 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:

 11th December, 2018.

Bring your memories, photographs & memorabilia along,

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

Tea/Coffee and Biscuits Available.

New Members

Click here to find out more:


The next meeting will take place on:

9th January, 2019.

In Chester-le-Street Library

From 7pm to 9pm

A talk and slide show by Keith Smith

Subject: “Postal History

(Small charge of £2.00 for Members - £3.00 for Non-Members).

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits included.

New Members

Click here to find out more:

“FREE Drop-In Sessions”

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