Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

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Friends of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group:

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Members of the Heritage Group at work carrying out research on one of their many projects.

An example of one of the Heritage Group’s quarterly Newsletters.

The Heritage Group was formed in 1986 with the aims of recording and preserving the history of Chester-le-Street and of making this heritage available to the public and to future generations in the form of documentary and photographic archives.

The members give their time and expertise freely to this end and have published several booklets.


The Group has been successful in being awarded grants for special projects like the 'Home Front Recall', the '1891 Census Book' and the 'Up and Down the Street' project.

However, this money is not available for the running costs of the Group. We would like to have a Heritage Centre where members of the public can access our archives for their own research, either into local history or for family tree research, and where members of the Group can work and store valuable artefacts and equipment securely.

If you are interested in the local history of Chester-le-Street and would like to help us establish a Heritage Centre, but don't have the time or the wish to attend our meetings, you can become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group by paying an annual Subscription. The money raised every year could contribute to the rent and running costs of a permanent Heritage Centre in Chester-le-Street.

We request that the annual subscription to become a Friend be a minimum of £10.00, and we are grateful for any donations above that amount that you choose to subscribe.

What do you get for becoming a Friend? Free copies of our Newsletter, concessions on the cost of booklets and CDs produced by the Group, and half price entry to some events put on by the Group throughout the year, as well as the satisfaction of helping to preserve and make available to the general public the heritage of Chester-le-Street.

Organisations that become Friends of the Heritage Group benefit from publicity in our Newsletter and at events.

If you would like to become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group, then please CLICK on either button below to download an Application Form.