Discover vintage footage of the County Durham town of Stanley, beginning with a 1917 war hero returning home on the train.
In 1994, the hit TV show Antiques Roadshow visited Raby Castle in County Durham. Episode 15 of Series 16 was broadcast to the nation on 3rd April 1994.
Chester-le-Street is one of County Durham’s oldest markets towns and is famous for the Shrove Tuesday football match, which probably had its origins in medieval times. This was the resting place of St Cuthbert for more than a century and was later home to a thriving coal industry, but today the town is best known…
The small, former mining village of Craghead, located close to the town of Stanley, still retains its colliery brass band.
Darlington, a large market town in County Durham, is widely and affectionately referred to as ‘Darlo’ by the local community. In the 1920s the town’s railways saw both a Royal Visit and later several terrible train collisions.
Stanley Crook is a tiny rural village which used to have two collieries. It is not to be confused with the town of Stanley, 12 miles away.
Fishburn Colliery throughout the 20th century was a community of miners, coke workers, and associated industry. Today just a busy road disturbs the peace of this small and quiet village.
The term Durham can refer to both the city and the county. But this small University city dominated by a Norman Cathedral and castle has its own distinct history and character from the wider county.
Videos of the local history of County Durham, in the North East of England, reflect its proud heritage as the engine behind the Industrial Revolution. Page Contents: Is Durham A County or A City? What Is County Durham Famous For? What Towns, Cities, And Villages Are In County Durham? Durham Local History Facebook Pages And…