Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

War Memorial News

War Memorial News.

An update on the New War Memorial.             Read More:

Shop Closures

Shop Closures.

A list of some of the shop and business closures on the Front Street.                                                      Read More:

News & Events

Post Office - Proposed Move - Scrapped:

The Post Office, which since 1936 has been located on the Front Street, has been the subject of a consultation with the Public as to its future location and other changes. Read More:

Post Office Move?

Penshaw Monument Floodlights Stolen.

The recently installed LED floodlights have been stolen by thieves at some time between the 18th April and 20th April.                                                                  Read More:                            

Floodlights Stolen

Roman Avenue Excavations reveals finds.

Excavations to install rainwater drainage have revealed an underlying cobbled surface  06/08/2014 -        Read More:

Cobbled Road ? Frank Atkinson Dies

Dr. Frank Atkinson Dies aged 90.

Frank Atkinson, the man who’s vision and determination provided the North East with an award winning museum at Beamish dies aged 90 years.-                       Read More:

Dainty Dinah Display

Horner’s and Dainty Dinah Display in Mall.

The Heritage Group have installed a display of G.W. Horner and Dainty Dinah memorabilia in the vacant windows located at the centre of St. Cuthbert’s Walk. -          Read More:

Heritage Group Exhibition 2014.

A review of the recent exhibition held in the Salvation Army Citadel from 5th to 9th August 2014.             Read More:

Exhibition 2014 Civic Centre

Civic Centre Demolition Starts.

The demolition of the town’s landmark Civic Centre began on Monday 3rd November 2014 marking the end of an era.

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A167 Under-Pass

A167 Under-Pass receives a makeover.

A Team of young people have been working on brightening up the underpass which links ‘The Greens’ are with the ‘Riverside Park’.                                      Read More:

Horner's Display

Horner’s Exhibition in St. Cuthbert’s Walk.

The Heritage Group have been given by Bradley Hall the owners of St. Cuthbert’s Walk Shopping Centre, to provide a display of Horner’s Sweet Factory memorabilia and information in the window cabinets where the old entrance to the Co-op used to be.                                                          Read More:

Pelton Memorial

The New Pelton Memorial.

A new memorial will be unveiled on Friday 20th March 2015 at 2pm. At the entrance to the Lavender Centre in Pelton Village.

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DCCC Floodlights

Durham County Cricket Club - New Floodlighting.

Planning permission has been applied for to install six floodlight towers at the Riverside Cricket Ground. These towers are expected to be metres higher the the Parish Church steeple.

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New Splash Pad

New Riverside Splash Pad - Official Opening.

The new Splash Pad at the Riverside Park was officially opened on Friday 28th August, 2015 by Councillor Jan Blakey.

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