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Annual Dinner 2015

Annual Dinner 2015

8th October 2015

Durham City Freemen held their Annual Dinner on 3 October. There were 60 guests which included local Freemen and their guests as well as others from around the country.

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Two Brothers - One Challenge - The Ride

Two Brothers - One Challenge - The Ride

28th August 2015

On Wednesday 26th August Phillip, 31, and Richard Milbourne, 29, from North Elmham in Norfolk and Freeman of the City of Durham, rode into Upton Park, home of West Ham United, to complete an epic 2,200 mile, thirty-one day challenge of riding to all Premier and Football League grounds in the country.

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Long Standing Ties Reinforced

Long Standing Ties Reinforced

11th August 2015

Grandmother, Helen Gent, reinforced her family’s long-standing ties with the freemen at a unique ceremony, following a working life that has brought her full circle.

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Lady Freeman Rita Brown

Lady Freeman Rita Brown

11th August 2015

A great grandmother, who has given behind-the-scenes support to Durham’s freemen for more than quarter of a century, was honoured today (Monday, August 10th) at a unique ceremony in the city’s town hall.

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Freemen Visit Little Newsham Forge

Freemen Visit Little Newsham Forge

25th June 2015

Little Newsham Forge near Staindrop is over 200 years old but ceased being a 'Smithy' around 1920 and was then utilised by a local farm for a variety of purposes including that of the cowshed.

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Mayor of Durham's Reception

Mayor of Durham's Reception

14th May 2015

The Freemen ladies were invited to the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Durham, Councillor John Robinson's Reception on Thursday, 14th May 2015 in the Town Hall together with Councillors, Justice's of the Peace, Durham City Pointers and friends to celebrate the Mayor's year.

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Durham's First Lady Freeman

Durham's First Lady Freeman

11th May 2015

​A woman, who has played a key supporting role behind the scenes for more than a decade, has been afforded the honour of becoming Durham’s first Lady Freeman.

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Sponsored Cathedral Apprentice Set To Become A Freeman

Sponsored Cathedral Apprentice Set To Become A Freeman

7th May 2015

We are delighted to learn that Peter will become a fully time-served Joiner late this year when the college course he has been attending comes to an end. In 2012 Durham City Freemen worked with the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral to establish the sponsorship of a craft apprentice. The Dean and Chapter selected Peter Bennett from West Rainton and apprenticed him as a trainee Joiner. Peter began work on 26 March 2012.

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