Shildon composers to be celebrated

Shildon composers to be celebrated

The recently formed Friends of The Wizard and The Typhoon are having their first concert to explore some of the locally forgotten music of...
Volunteer, Lucy Mann, raising funds for once in a lifetime trip

Volunteer, Lucy raising funds for once in a lifetime trip

Volunteer Lucy Mann from Barnard Castle has been given the opportunity to join Cricket Without Boundaries and travel to Kenya in September to coach...
Greenfield Community College launches auditions for its school production.

Greenfield rocks as auditions begin for school production

Students at Greenfield Community College have been queuing up to get involved in this year’s school production. Competition for every part in the new production...
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...
Map detail of New Shildon in 1857

Call for Shildon to receive railway heritage funding

Writing in this week’s Shildon & District Town Crier, local author and historian, Gerald Slack is leading calls for investment in Shildon’s railway heritage...
Karen Milburn Duty Officer at Newton Aycliffe Library, Lilly Frith aged 3 from Shildon, Lacey Hobson aged 5 from Newton Aycliffe, Cllr Joy Allen Cabinet member for transformation Laina Hooper aged 3 from Chilton and Sophie Hobson aged 8 from Newton Aycliffe.

App offers 24/7 library access

Story lovers can now access hundreds more free eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere, with County Durham libraries online. Library members can...
Shildon - Not Forgotten front cover

Shildon – Not Forgotten: New book

Shildon - Not Forgotten is the latest installment from Shildon author, Mia Thomas provides a detailed account of Shildon’s birth and progression, from its...
Colin Barnes, Brian Walker, Sara Swales and pupils Alexa and Harry with the new Go Read Bus.

School launches library on wheels

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs to read...
Locomotion welcomes two and a half millionth visitor

Locomotion welcomes 2.5 millionth visitor

Locomotion in Shildon has started the New Year on the right track after officially welcoming the museum’s 2.5 millionth (2,500,000) visitor. Sean Richards from Sedgefield, visited...
Members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club learn how to use a Magnetic Susceptibility Meter. Photo: Barry Pells, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Young archaeologists uncover past

Children as young as seven, are getting hands on with history as founding members of a new Young Archaeologists’ Club. 

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Chilton Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Bruce (second from right) and other volunteers at this year’s Family Fun Day at the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground.

Sun comes out for Fun Day

Fortunately for local residents, the terrible wet weather running up to the Family Fun Day at Chilton’s Miners Welfare Recreation Ground eased...