Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

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A Brief History of the Heritage Group

Chester-le-Street Heritage Group was formed in 1986, although its origins go back to the mid 1960s when it was known as Chester-le-Street Local History Society. The main activities of the Group are the study of local history issues, in particular Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area.

Our intention is to research and share information and knowledge relating to the history of Chester-le-Street throughout the ages. Wherever possible we aim to publish either in Newsletter, Book, CD or through this website, information that we feel may be of interest to amateur or professional historians, researchers into family trees or even those who only want to find out a bit more about our town.

In early August 2007, the Charity Commission confirmed that Chester-le-Street Heritage Group had been awarded Charity Status.

Registered Charity No: 1120080.

Major Exhibition:  Chester Lads (& Lasses) For Ever of WW1

Lambton Arms - 27th to 29th June 2019

Chester-le-Street Heritage Group will be presenting an exhibition of the results of their research into the Lads and Lasses of Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area who served in the Great War (World War 1).

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery and has resulted in a considerable amount of information being collected about our local Lads & Lasses, which includes photographs, letters home, medals awarded and newspaper cuttings.

So, if you had any ancestors who served in WW1 and would like to know more, why not call in and see us at the exhibition - who knows what you might find out?Button

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DLI Soldiers at Cocken Hall

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Did you attend Chester-le-Street Grammar School in 1960?

Can you help identify the pupils and teachers in a collection of school photographs from Chester-le-Street Grammar School dating from the school year 1960? If so, we would very much appreciate your help. Just click on “View Photos” above to see the collection.

“Chester Lads & Lasses - For Ever”

The Heritage Group have completed their major new project and will be holding an exhibition in the Lambton Arms on 27th, 28th & 29th June between 10am and 4pm each day.

So if you have any family members who served during WW1, then why not call in to the exhibition and see what information we’ve collected. There may be letters home, announcements of military awards or even a photograph of your relatives.

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GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1960 Photographs


NEW EXHIBITION - 27th to 29th JUNE    

“FREE” Drop-In Sessions are held on Tuesday mornings


10am  to 12 noon

 in the Salvation Army Citadel on Low Chare.

The next Drop-In Session will be:

 18th June, 2019.

Bring your memories, photographs & memorabilia along,

meet the Members & view the Group’s Archive of our town.

Tea/Coffee and Biscuits Available.

New Members

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The next meeting will take place on:

26th June, 2019.

In Chester-le-Street Library

From 7pm to 9pm

Continuation of the “Lads & Lasses of WW1 Project

“Setting up the Exhibition”

(Small charge of £1.00 for Members - £2.00 for Non-Members).

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits included.

New Members

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“FREE Drop-In Sessions”

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