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Membership Grows By Degrees

Membership Grows By Degrees

14th November 2016

Two academics at opposite ends of their working lives were sworn in as freemen at the Martinmas Guild Day in Durham’s town hall.

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Annual Dinner 2016

Annual Dinner 2016

15th October 2016

The Annual Dinner of the Durham City Freemen was held in the Town Hall on Saturday 15th of October 2016 where 72 Freemen, friends and guests enjoyed an evening in the wonderful setting of the Main Hall

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The Freemen of England and Wales Annual General Meeting York

The Freemen of England and Wales Annual General Meeting York

6th October 2016

The AGM which was held at the Merchant Adventurers Hall on the 15th - 17th September was attended by Eric Bulmer (Warden of the Plumbers’ Company), Bob Elliott (Warden of the Masons’ Company), Kathleen Vasey (Warden of the Butchers' Company), Joe McElwee (Warden of the Cordwainers’ Company and Doris McElwee (Member of the Cordwainers’ Company), representing the Durham City Freemen.

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Obituary - Sydney Davidson

Obituary - Sydney Davidson

3rd September 2016

Sid was admitted to the Cordwainers Company of the Durham City Freemen in May 1992 and regularly attended Guild Days. He was extremely proud of his association with the Freemen and the City of Durham. Sid is survived by Vera whom he married in 1958 and sons Ian and Peter.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

10th May 2016

A major donation from the City of Durham Freemen has enabled a groundbreaking community project to plan for the future – by stepping back in time.

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Clear Signs Get Salmon Noticed

Clear Signs Get Salmon Noticed

8th May 2016

Signs, formally underlining the introduction of a total fishing ban on a stretch of the River Wear in the centre of Durham City, are now in place – offering clear warning to salmon and sea trout poachers they risk arrest by police.

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Obituary - John Reginald Stout

Obituary - John Reginald Stout

3rd March 2016

A long serving freeman, whose family links to the city’s trade guilds stretch back more than 300 years, died in hospital on February 26th after a long illness.

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