Durham Cathedral from Pelaw Woods
Taken on a rare dry day in June 2019. Durham cathedral is now back to it’s best after renovations on the main tower finished
Durham Big Meeting / Miner's Gala (Archive)
Durham Miners Gala, 21st July 1951 - the village 'Mr Universe' - Lawrence Dutton of Easington Lane, leads in Elemore Colliery banner to the amusement of the crowds. DA Neg. collections.beamish.org.uk
The real Easter: From holy isles to grand cathedrals - Britain's ten most sacred sites
Seeking more than a mountain of chocolate this Easter weekend? From Canterbury Cathedral to Iona in the Inner Hebrides, Martin Symington draws up a list of Britain's most sacred sites.
At a time when road alterations and bus movement restrictions were in place, a number of services normally based on Durham's bus station were relocated. As seen here on Milburngate Bridge in the city, passengers wait in numbers to board where more sedate pedestrian flow would be the norm. On the left is a Northern General Atlantean (2203) of the CCN batch, in faded Poppy whilst to the rear another Northern Fleetline (JCN reg) seems active. One of my all time favourite bus types ( Burlingham…
Durham's first new Ice Rink, opened in 1940, at the start of WW2, by local entrepreneur “Icy” Smith.
The rink proved a huge success. It was a place where people could skate for sheer enjoyment or sit back and watch the ice shows or ice hockey and temporarily escape the worries of the war.