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Freemen's Generosity Ensures City Volunteers Stay  In The Pink

Freemen's Generosity Ensures City Volunteers Stay In The Pink

4th July 2019

The Durham Pointers, recognised by their distinctive pink tabards, can be seen on the city’s streets every day, in all weathers, offering a warm welcome and directions to the tens of thousands of visitors from across the world who arrive annually between Easter and October.

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May Guild Day

May Guild Day

15th May 2019

May Guild Day was held on Monday 13 May 2019 with the Mayor, Councillor John Lethbridge officiating for the last time, as his term as Mayor ends soon and the Mayor elect Counsellor Katie Corrigan will be in place for the Lammas Guild Day in August.

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​Durham Freemen Award  Rare Accolades

​Durham Freemen Award Rare Accolades

4th February 2019

Two distinguished and widely respected members of Durham’s professional community have been honoured by one of the city’s oldest institutions – after being sworn in as Gentlemen Freemen.

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Cathedral Craftsmen's Towering Contribution

Cathedral Craftsmen's Towering Contribution

11th November 2018

Three craftsmen, who have played a key role in the multi-million pound restoration of the top of Durham Cathedral’s 200-foot high central tower, have been sworn in as freemen of the city. The trio, stonemasons Steven Mann, Nigel Mawson and joiner Anthony Swallow, who all live on the outskirts of the city, were among seven newcomers admitted to the centuries-old craft guilds at a ceremony in the town hall.

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Freemen's Gift To Mayor's Charity Appeal

Freemen's Gift To Mayor's Charity Appeal

2nd November 2018

The Mayor of Durham, County Councillor John Lethbridge, has offered his heartfelt thanks to the city’s freemen for the boost to his annual charity appeal, which is destined this year to go to the Royal British Legion.

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