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Chester-le-Street Heritage Group was formed in 1986 and became a Registered Charity in 2007, but it’s origins as a Local History Society go back to the 1960’s.
The main activities of the Group are the study of local history issues with a particular focus on the market town of Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area.

Our intention is to research and share information and knowledge relating to the history and heritage of Chester-le-Street throughout the ages. Wherever possible, we aim to publish either in book form, via CD or through our website, information that we feel may be of interest to amateur or professional historians, researchers into family trees or even those who only want to find out a bit more about our town.