Short story competition open

Entries are now open for Shildon Town Council’s annual Sid Chaplin Short Story competition for 2013. There is no theme for entries, and first prize for adults is £300. Second prize is...

Get composting

Residents in Shildon are being urged to reduce their waste by turning it into compost. Durham County Council is helping to promote the environmental benefits of home composting to...

Shildon and Spennymoor share spoils

Shildon AFC welcomed FA Vase winners, Spennymoor Town, to Dean Street on Bank Holiday Monday in the visiting club’s first match since lifting the trophy at Wembley on Saturday...

Railwaymen showing promise

It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend for Shildon Railway Cricket Club as the 2013 season in the newly formed Durham Cricket League sprang to life. On Saturday the 1st XI entertained...

Elm Road Football Presentation

Shildon Elm Road Football Team, who play in the Sunday Wear Valley League, are holding a Football Presentation Show on Sunday 26th May, from 7pm till 11.30pm at Elm Road Club...

Grant covers over disappointing start

Shildon Railway Cricket Club suffered a disappointing start to the new season in the Durham Cricket League when the 1st XI fell to a heavy defeat at former Senior League club Horden...

Old Shildon Homing Society

Last weekend, on Saturday 27th April the birds of the Homing Society Club were liberated at 1.20pm in Buckingham, 185 miles from Shildon. The first pigeon arrived back home at 5:39.54. The results were...

Labour take control of elections

Thursday 2nd May saw local and county council elections taking place across England and Wales, including the Shildon and district local and county elections. In Shildon and Dene Valley it was a clean sweep for Labour in the county elections, as Henry Nicholson (1294 votes), Patricia Pemberton (1104) and Brian Stephens...

Matches keep coming for the Railwaymen

On Thursday evening (25th April), Shildon AFC will complete their fifth home match in a row and their tenth Northern League Division One match in just twenty days when they take on Dunston UTS...

New cricket season arrives

Shildon Railway Cricket Club’s senior sides will commence life in the newly formed Durham Cricket League on Saturday when Horden will be the first visitors to...
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On the trail of history on the high seas

Real accounts of adventure, arrest and a suspect sailor will be brought to life through historical records as monthly history sessions resume.