What are your memories of Bishop Auckland?
An appeal is being made for people to share their recollections of the town, its people, places and events as part of a project to celebrate its history and heritage.
People are also being asked to dig out any old film and video footage they may have of the area so that it can be added to the region’s film archive and preserved for future generations.
Two drop-in events will take place at Bishop Auckland Town Hall where people will the chance to record their memories and donate any amateur films and videos.
The drop-ins have been organised by Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone, Bishop FM, Bishop Auckland Civic Society and the North East Film Archive. The Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone works in partnership with us and the Brighter Bishop Auckland Regeneration Partnership.
The recorded memories will feature in an hour-long radio programme to be broadcast on Bishop FM in September.
The sessions will take place in the Jefferson Room at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on the following days:
- Wednesday 10th July from 2pm to 3pm
- Saturday 13th July from 11am to 12.30pm
Film footage will be evaluated by the North East Film Archive’s specialist team with a view to it being looked after and preserved in the archive’s environmentally controlled vaults.
Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone is a partnership between Durham County Council and Historic England and is a five-year project to revitalise the historic market town and regenerate it as a vibrant place for local people, businesses and visitors.