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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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Flaming 'Eck

Flaming 'Eck

2nd February 2016

Cordwainers’ warden, Joe McElwee, was given a particularly warm reception when he arrived at an eco-friendly community project in Durham to formally hand over an £8,000 donation from the City’s Freemen.

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New Warden of the Currier's Company

New Warden of the Currier's Company

16th December 2015

Iain Wilmshurst Works Manager at Durham Cathedral is elected new warden of the Currier's Company. Iain was educated at Whinney Hill Secondary School from 1969 until 1974. In June 1974 he joined the staff of Durham Cathedral as an apprentice stonemason. He served under Edward Hughes who was one of the best masons at the cathedral at the time.

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