That L…..o…..n…..g Summer Holiday

We’re back after what feels to have been a long summer holiday – our first autumnal meeting is to be held on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 in Scarth Hall.

Not everyone had a long summer holiday and the research into the village history continued.  There are now six booklets available to purchase:

The Lost Inns of Staindrop

The Blacksmiths & Millers of Staindrop

The surgeons & Saddlers of Staindrop

The Teachers & Preachers of Staindrop

The Georgian & Victorian Soldiers of Staindrop

The Quarrymen & Masons of Staindrop

The booklets focus on families and trades of Staindrop throughout the 18th and 19th centuries…….Something to keep you occupied in the autumn evenings?

We have some novel and interesting projects to announce for the coming year along with visits from guest speakers for what promises to be a very busy year in @StaindropHistoryu

The day after the day before………………..

Staindrop History held their first major event, War Horse – the Event last Friday evening (28th April). The military historian Andy Robertshaw gave a brilliant and amusing talk on the making of the movie War Horse and dispelled many myths that have grown up around the First World War. We were able to watch the movie “eyes unveiled”

Major Green of the Royal Dragoon Guards brought along some weapons and other artefacts that saw service in the First World War each object had a fascinating story behind it.

Archivists and experts from Bowes Museum and the County Archives were on hand to answer any questions and the ladies who continue to research Staindrop’s First World War soldiers were there too.

We would not have been able to run this event without the support of Scarth Hall, Staindrop and Staindrop Parish Council, Addisons, Chartered Surveyors, Barnard Castle and Sherwoods of Darlington