Become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group.
Members of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group give their time and expertise freely and have published several booklets. The Group has secured several grants for special projects like 'Home Front Recall', ‘1851 Census’, '1891 Census' and our current project 'Up and Down the Street'.
However, this money is not available for the running costs of the Group. We would like to have a Heritage Centre where members of the public can access our archives for their own research, either into local history or for family tree research, and where members of the Group can work and store valuable artefacts and equipment securely.
If you are interested in the local history of Chester-le-Street and would like to help us establish a Heritage Centre, but don't have the time or the wish to attend our meetings, you can become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group by paying a small annual subscription. The money raised every year will contribute to the rent and running costs of a permanent Heritage Centre in Chester-le-Street.
We request that the annual subscription to become a Friend be a minimum of £8.00, and we are grateful for any donations above that amount that you choose to subscribe.
What do you get for becoming a Friend? Free hard copies of our Newsletter, concessions on the cost of booklets and CDs produced by the Group, and half price entry to some events put on by the Group throughout the year, as well as the satisfaction of helping to preserve and make available to the general public the heritage of Chester-le-Street.
Organisations that become Friends of the Heritage Group benefit from publicity in our Newsletter and at events.
If you would like to become a Friend of Chester-le-Street Heritage Group, then please download a copy of the application form: