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Events: November 2020

ONLINE Third Thursday Talk: Adventurers and Pirates - The Hetton Coal Company, 1820
by John Banham, local historian
Thursday 19 November 2020, from 10.30am to 11.30am
Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
£0.00

Two hundred years ago, the Hetton Coal Company created the breakthrough that allowed the development of the East Durham Coalfield. It also built a railway which used George Stephenson's steam locomotives three years before the opening of the Stockton & Darlington railway.

However, the business methods employed were sometimes questionable and this talk will look at the men who were seen as "adventurers and pirates" by one contemporary.

The Hetton partners are not well-known figures but they had a big impact on the history of County Durham.

This event is free (donations welcome, by optional payment link, on the day).
Advance booking essential.
Booking confirmation email will contain instructions how to join this event online.


Branching Out: Illegitimacy

Monday 23 November 2020, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
£10.00

What happened to children born out of wedlock? Was it always considered shameful? Is it ever possible to find out who the father was?

Discover the social background to illegitimacy, as well as what records survive and how you can find out more.

Sorry. This event has been cancelled.


Branching Out: Illegitimacy

Thursday 26 November 2020, from 10.00am to 12 noon
Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
£10.00

What happened to children born out of wedlock? Was it always considered shameful? Is it ever possible to find out who the father was?

Discover the social background to illegitimacy, as well as what records survive and how you can find out more.

Sorry. This event has been cancelled.


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