Durham has a unique heritage built upon its natural resources and its people. It is a county of contrast with a diverse landscape and strong industrial and agricultural heritage. Roman invasion and settlement, the rise in Christianity through to industrialisation have made the Land of the Prince Bishops what it is today.
For the first time visitor to County Durham there is little visual evidence of the past industrial heritage which was at the heart of the county and its people. Although the coal mines and many of the heavy industries have now gone that heritage lives on through the local history collections held by local societies and community groups around the county.
The Durham in Time project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will provide the opportunity for societies and community heritage groups throughout County Durham to record and digitise their local history collections. The story of our heritage will be told via new community websites and the Durham in Time on-line community archive.