Year-long celebrations are set to begin to mark 75 years of an East Durham town.
Durham County Council has received a grant of £92,302 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out a programme of events to commemorate 75 years of Peterlee being established as a ‘New Town’.
On Friday, June 30, Peterlee 75 will launch at Castle Dene Shopping Centre with Peterlee: The Place to Be, a unique photography exhibition tracing the origins and early development of the town.
It will also mark the start of the Living Memory project, which aims to unearth more images and artefacts that tell the story of the town’s people by inviting present and former residents to share items from their private collections.
Over the next year, the Peterlee 75 celebrations will continue with a series of events, exhibitions, concerts, and workshops in and around the town, inviting people to reflect on Peterlee’s history and have a say on its future.Source: Wear Business