Images courtesy of Gary Bankhead
The initial focus for the group will be to engage in a project with the University of Durham, that researches artefacts discovered and recovered by Gary Bankhead from the bed of the River Wear, with the aim of producing a booklet that will shed more light on the Guilds and the life and work of the Freemen of Durham City.
The project will also provide an opportunity to research two of the remaining eight Companies, the Cordwainers and Drapers. and provide a more informative picture for the benefit of the Freemen and the general public.
The progress of the projects can be followed by viewing the History Group News page.