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Spennymoor & surrounding area
SpennynewsSpennymoor's bi-weekly paper - online version.
Spennymoor United F.C.Spennymoor Football Club.
Spennymoor Town CouncilThe official Town Council Website.
Spennymoor Sunday LeagueA first class website with all you could ever wish to know about the Spennymoor Sunday League. Always up to date and well managed.
Spennymoor Schools PartnershipLinks to schools in Spennymoor.
St Paul's ChurchThe award winning website from St Paul's.
Ivan James NormanA website dedicated to the late Ivan Norman, a Spennymoor artist.
Eric Thompson (ukwatercolours)Eric is a talented local artist with plenty of quality Spennymoor paintings in his collection.
West CornforthSite dedicated to West Cornforth and surrounding vallages including locals news, events, history etc.
Ferryhill Virtual TourA walk through the town and it's history.
North East ForumThe North East Forum is the prime discussion forum for County Durham. There's a wide range of categories, from Local History to Gaming, Politics to Fitness.
Local History
Spennymoor SettlementInformation about the history and current activities of the Spennymoor Settlement.
History of Tudhoe VillageJeremy Hutson's very comprehensive history of Tudhoe - excellent reading if you have the time!
Durham Mining MuseumHistorical Information about the Durham (and others) coal field. Lots of detailed info.
Durham Miner ProjectA local project which gathered information about local mining history. This links to the Spennymoor section by Robert Jackson.
NE England History PagesA very comprehensive history of the North East by David Simpson.
Northern Echo HistoryGeneral North East history, information and articles from the Northern Echo.
Keys to the PastLocal History website which includes a small section on the history of Spennymoor.
Durham County Local History SocietySociety which exists to "encourage and promote interest in the study of the history of Durham County". Some information on the website with past bulletins available to members.
Wheatley Hill HistoryInformation and pictures of the history of Wheatley Hill, particularly the pits.
Disused Railway StationsLots of pictures and information about disused railway stations including those in the North East. Some pictures are used on our site by kind permission of Nick Catford.
Waggonway MapsMaps of Northumberland and County Durham showing each waggonway (or wagonway), tramway, mineral railway, colliery, coal pit, lead mine, fluorspar mine, ironstone mine and quarry.
Local History MagazineLocal History Online & Magazine - the UK's only independent national magazine for anyone with an interest in local history.
Family History
National Archives 1901 CensusThe Government's Official 1901 cenus website. A great source for family history and completely searchable. It has two drawbacks - some of the places/names are misspelled and it costs to view information!!!
Durham Records of Births, Deaths and MarriagesSearchable (but not complete) records dating back to 1837. If you find what you're looking for, you can order a copy certificate on line for a few pounds. Note: The link takes you to the online services page.
Darlington Records of Births, Deaths and MarriagesVery similar to Durham (above) - copy certificates can be ordered online.
Tees Valley Records of Births, Deaths and MarriagesVery similar to Durham and Darlington, but covers the LA areas of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton. Copy certificates can be ordered online.
NorthEast Births Marriages DeathsLinks to all the North East registers and other family history information.
Durham Records OnlineA Privately owned website with lots of searchable records for 1841 to 1871 and 1891 Cenus. Also parish registers containing christenings, confirmations, marriages and burials. Free to search, pay for full information. Another good resource for tracing family history.
FamilySearchThis is another invaluable website for researching family history. Contains lots of data from the 1881 census, as well as other UK and foregin indexes. Free to use. The site is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
Genes ReunitedFrom the producers of Friends Reunited - a place to register and share information about your family tree. Quite useful, but you need to subscribe to make the most of it.
RootschatMessage boards for people researching their family history. Has a board dedicated to Durham (County) where you can ask others to look up information from their own resources (e.g. Census CR-ROM).
GenukiFamily history resource with some useful local information - sometimes difficult to find.
Durham County Council GIS MapperDurham County Council GIS Mapper. This is a brilliant site you can view maps of any area going back over 100years. Works better with a fast PC and Broadband Internet Connection.
Ordinance Survey's Old MapsLike the Durham County Council GIS Mapper (above) - but not as good.
MultiMapInternet mapping website - input street name / co-ordinates / postcode etc and find the place.
StreetMapVery similar to MultiMap, better in some ways, worse in others.

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