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Barnard Castle Market Cross or Butter Market
Barnard Castle Market Cross or Butter Market

Like any society the Teesdale Records Society is only a strong as its members and members only get out what they put in to it. Therefore the society hopes all members will take part in the society as far as they are able and there are a number of ways you can do so:

Become a member

The annual subscription for membership of the society is only £9 and allows you free entry to the meetings, the right to vote at the society Annual General Meeting and any Extraordinary General Meetings, and sit on the society committee. To join download the application form from here and return it to the Treasurer.


Sadly, like all similar organisations, the society needs some money to function. As a small society our overheads are limited but obviously the more money we have the more we could do to help preserve our local history. Therefore if you feel you could contribute in the way of a donation Teesdale Records Society would be most grateful. If you wish to make a donation please get in touch with us via the contact form.

Talks and articles

The drinking fountain in Middleton in Teesdale
The drinking fountain in Middleton in Teesdale

Do you have local knowledge you could share?

Though the society is based in Teesdale we are always interested to hear from people with knowledge of north-east's local history. The reason the society exists is to preserve local history by sharing it and so we are always on the look out for people to give talks and/or provide articles for our journal. Talks are usually around 45 minutes long and a projector and screen are available for use at the Cotherstone Methodist Schoolroom. Articles for the journal should be original and suitably referenced. If you feel you have knowledge to share please contact the Hon. Secretary using the contact form.