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 Freemen Embrace Citys Plan To Replace Lost Trees

Freemen Embrace Citys Plan To Replace Lost Trees

14th February 2020

Dozens of trees, felled ahead of preparatory work on the county council’s new riverside headquarters in the heart of Durham, have been replaced under a local partnership scheme enthusiastically supported by the city’s freemen.

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Helping hand Offered To Award Winning Cancer Charity

Helping hand Offered To Award Winning Cancer Charity

18th January 2020

An award-winning charity leader, expanding a service offering practical support to cancer sufferers and bereaved families, has been given a helping hand by Durham City’s Freemen. Mark Solan, who four years ago launched the Solan, Connor, Fawcett Trust after cancer claimed the lives of his mother and grandmother, operates from a headquarters in Spennymoor, a satellite boutique in Ferryhill and a pop up drop-in clinic in Sacriston.

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City's Freemen Help Specialist Centre

City's Freemen Help Specialist Centre

10th January 2020

A specialist Durham centre, which has for more than 27 years played a key role in helping hundreds of people recover from mental illnesses, is hoping new computer technology will “transform” the work it delivers.

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Freemen Answer Charity's Plea For Help

Freemen Answer Charity's Plea For Help

19th December 2019

Durham's freemen have responded to a charity’s “desperate” plea for help to reinforce the success of a ground breaking project launched to reach people of all ages.

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 Clan's Latest “Investment” Gifts Drapers a Baker's Dozen

Clan's Latest “Investment” Gifts Drapers a Baker's Dozen

11th November 2019

Mark and Rachel Vest’s decision to honour their father’s memory, by following him into the Drapers’ Company nearly 20 years after his death, has created what is believed to be a modern-day milestone. When the duo swore their oath of allegiance at the Martinmas Guild Day (November 11th) they swelled the ranks of the Vest clan’s membership of the same company to all an all-time high of 13.

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Plumber's Job Switch Helped End Bank Customers' Cash-Flow Headaches

Plumber's Job Switch Helped End Bank Customers' Cash-Flow Headaches

5th August 2019

Seventy-two-year-old John, the latest city craftsman to join the Plumbers’ Company, lives on the outskirts of Durham with his wife Ivy, and started his working life in 1963 working as an apprentice for Fred Dennison. He stayed for five years before moving on to work for other plumbing companies in Durham.

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Brothers Battle To Trace Family Links to City's Ancient Conflict

Brothers Battle To Trace Family Links to City's Ancient Conflict

5th August 2019

Family folk-lore suggests two brothers’ links with Durham City’s Freemen may stretch back to the 14thcentury Battle of Neville’s Cross. But extensive research into the lineage of James Watson-Lee and younger brother Alex, has only found firm evidence that takes them back to the 1680s.

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