HISTORY & HERITAGE

Join us as we uncover 2000 years of history from the Roman sandal wearers of Sedgefield through the swan-eating Prince Bishops at Middleham and trace our unique heritage which includes the legendary Durham Ox, and the world’s oldest passenger railway company.
HISTORY & HERITAGE
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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – Today we look back at the vital work and achievements of our very own ‘Aycliffe Angels’.
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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – Today we look back at the vital work and achievements of our very own ‘Aycliffe Angels’.
Darlington Pride parade Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

LGBT History Month

In February and March, we support a very exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people, in all their rich diversity, visible.
Darlington Pride parade Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

LGBT History Month

In February and March, we support a very exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people, in all their rich diversity, visible.
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Black History Month – Arthur Wharton

Black History Month – Arthur Wharton was spotted by Darlington Football Club, where he was selected to play as goalkeeper. He became the first black professional footballer in Britain.
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Black History Month – Arthur Wharton

Black History Month – Arthur Wharton was spotted by Darlington Football Club, where he was selected to play as goalkeeper. He became the first black professional footballer in Britain.
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J – Journey

J is for Journey – The A1M and the East Coast Mainline have both played a role in shaping our landscape and communities
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J – Journey

J is for Journey – The A1M and the East Coast Mainline have both played a role in shaping our landscape and communities
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I – Industry

I is for Industry and there is so much of it in the area!
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I – Industry

I is for Industry and there is so much of it in the area!
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H – Head of Steam & Heighington

The Head of Steam Museum in Darlington is a fantastic museum that tells the story of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
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H – Head of Steam & Heighington

The Head of Steam Museum in Darlington is a fantastic museum that tells the story of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
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G – George Stephenson

G is for George Stephenson and not forgetting his son Robert and their companies role in the Stockton to Darlington Railway and early steam Locomotives.
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G – George Stephenson

G is for George Stephenson and not forgetting his son Robert and their companies role in the Stockton to Darlington Railway and early steam Locomotives.
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F – Fishburn

Fishburn, which sits to the northern end of the Discover Brightwater area near to the source of the River Skerne.
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F – Fishburn

Fishburn, which sits to the northern end of the Discover Brightwater area near to the source of the River Skerne.
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E – Engineering

Engineering – we’ve got the history and legacy of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, associations with pioneering engineers such as George Stephenson and John Fowler, the area has been associated with bridges and still is.
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E – Engineering

Engineering – we’ve got the history and legacy of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, associations with pioneering engineers such as George Stephenson and John Fowler, the area has been associated with bridges and still is.
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