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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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Tour of Durham Cathedral

Tour of Durham Cathedral

29th August 2014

With a view to providing opportunities for members of the Plumber's Company to meet socially in a relaxing and interesting environment, Eric Bulmer, John Booth, Mel Wortley and Haydon Watson of the Plumber's Company together with Joe McElwee (Cordwainers) and Geof Kitson (Barbers) were met by Nigel Mawson in the restaurant for coffee before embarking on a tour of the Cathedral which would include many parts that are not accessible to the general public.

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Four Women Join Durham Freemen

Four Women Join Durham Freemen

4th November 2013

Sisters Sarah Nattrass and Vicky Heslop, Rebecca Wright and Sandra Allison are sworn in as members of the City of Durham Freemen in a ceremony at Durham Town Hall.

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Six New Durham Freemen

Six New Durham Freemen

4th November 2013

A priest who worked alongside the late Mother Theresa is one of six newly installed Freemen of Durham City.

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