During the COVID19 pandemic face to face club meetings have been suspended. However we do meet on Zoom. If you would like to join we would be delighted. Send us an email and we will get back to you.
Fundraising quiz night in Pittington
The night raised £350. £200 will go to Foundation and £150 will be used for the Village Hall Roof Appeal.details
Spk: Scott Bowes – Young Call Handler
Scott Bowes, our speaker, is proving that hard work and determination are the key to success. He became Durham Police force’s youngest call handler.details
Annual Strawberry and sparkling night at the home of Ann & Jeff
to support international projectsdetails
Elvet is part of the City of Durham and is one of the oldest settlements in the Durham City locality. It is first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles in 762 AD as Aelfet ee (trans: Elvet or Swan Island). The 'island' is believed to be the site of what became the City of Durham on the hill in the large 'swan neck' loop in the River Wear.
It was within this 'swan neck' meander, in 995 AD, that St Aldhun settled with his monks and the relics of the Christian Saint Cuthbert. The construction of the famous cathedral that dominates and characterises the city was begun in 1092 AD.
The original Elvet Bridge on this site was built by Bishop Hugh Pudsey in about 1160 AD. It was added to in 1228 and later by Bishop Fox in 1495. There were originally 14 arches, of which only 10 now remain, two of which are overbuilt. In 1771 the bridge was severely damaged by floods. In 1804-5 the width of the bridge was doubled. The bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic.
In 1986 the Cathedral and Castle, high on this famous river site, was designated a World Heritage Site.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(During the COVID 19 pandemic the Club is hot holding face to Face meetings, but we are meeting via Zoom.)
ZOOM meeting. Social.