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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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Obituary - Norman Donkin MBE

Obituary - Norman Donkin MBE

30th October 2015

Norman Donkin, who has died aged 96 was born in Gilesgate and moved to Crossgate when he was about 6 years old. He attended the Blue Coat School and excelled in sport, particularly football. He could have made a professional career in football if it had not been for the war, where he served in the 35th Tank Brigade and and was part of the Expeditionary force that was eventually evacuated from Dunkirk. He also saw active service in North Africa where he was besieged at Tobruk and eventually took part in the D-Day landing.

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New Chairman of Trustees

New Chairman of Trustees

23rd October 2015

One of Durham City’s best known and widely respected lawyers has agreed to take on the role of chairman of the freemen’s trustees.

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Retiring Chairman of Wardens

Retiring Chairman of Wardens

15th October 2015

The chairman of the wardens, John Heslop, is stepping down after playing a pivotal role in one of the most successful periods in the freemen’s post World War Two history.

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