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Away day win for Over 40s

Shildon AFC Over 40s’ first league game away from home was a comfortable three nil win at Sunderland Pennywell Comrades last Saturday, 26th August. A few good chances were wasted by...

SRAC host Trail Race and Fun Run

Last Sunday saw the third annual Auckland Castle Trail Race and Fun Run, which is organised by Shildon Running and Athletics Club in partnership with Auckland Castle Trust and Durham County Council...

Christmas tree festival opens

It was back in 2009 when Saint John’s Church held its last Christmas tree festival. The church was packed with the scent of pine, the twinkling of lights, and the glistening of tinsel...

Dave Snowball wins a first at Leek Show

After three second places this season, Dave Snowball finally came in first at the Old Shildon Working Men’s Club (WMC) leek show on Saturday 10th September. Dave showed 263...

A ‘solid team performance’

Shildon AFC are still top of the league after a solid team performance at home to North Shields on Saturday 17th October, with the Railwaymen worthy 2-0 victors. Shildon opened the...

Amateur Football and the Railways, 1889 – 1974

Don’t miss a display by Durham Amateur Football Trust on show at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon from Monday 6th January to Friday 7th February. High employment in the 1950s corresponded with the ‘Golden Age’ of amateur football in South West Durham, with thousands of fans flocking onto trains at Crook Town and Bishop Auckland stations to see their beloved teams playing in front of sell out crowds at Wembley Stadium. Industry and amateur football have long gone hand-in-hand in the region, through boom and bust, growth and decline. This...

Austerity budget pressures County Council

An update on budget planning for the North East’s largest council - including the impact of the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) - will reveal a total savings target of...

Biggest Fayre yet at St John’s Church

By 10am the queue was snaking down the drive of the church as people jostled to get into Saint John’s biggest Christmas Fayre in years. Opened by Shildon and County Councillor Trish Pemberton, ...

Businesses invited to get connected

Businesses in County Durham are being invited to apply for a free voucher to help them get connected. The Go Digital Newcastle scheme helps small or medium sized businesses, charities and...

Charity fashion show in aid of dogs

Forget the catwalk, the dogs needs their turn. And that’s exactly the outlook of the people behind a charity fashion show, held on Sunday 29th November at 6.30pm at Old Shildon...
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Shildon Railway Institute is in financial difficulties

Shildon Railway Institute could close

The committee of the Shildon Railway Institute - the “Stute” as it’s affectionately known locally - has confirmed that it expects the...

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