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.

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SNAKES ALIVE!!

SNAKES ALIVE!!

SNAKES ALIVE!!
Durham Elvet's Tom and Peter at Murton today, dressed as "Sparky and Casey" supporting Rotary NE's "One Life Initiative" in their project to supply defibillators to towns and villages in our communities.

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PURPLE NIGHT IN DURHAM

PURPLE NIGHT IN DURHAM

Raising awareness for World Polio Day. 24 October 2021
Tom Sharples, President of Durham Elvet Rotary, Pauline Crow and David Jackson, President of Durham Rotary, outside Elvet Methodist Church, Durham City.

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RYLA

RYLA

Contact Rotarian Terry Long if you would like to be involved in this fantastic project for youngsters aged 16 to 18. Read on.........

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WHAT  A PICTURE!!

WHAT A PICTURE!!

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER UPDATE.....AND IT'S GREAT NEWS!
Isaac Dale, the winner of our District's Young Photographer award had his entry put forward to the National competition.....and he was judged RUNNER-UP NATIONALLY. Well done Isaac!

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Rotary International Certificates of Achievement

Rotary International Certificates of Achievement

Congratulations to the seven Rotary Clubs in our district who have earned the Rotary Citation for 2020-21, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve....and DURHAM ELVET is one of them.

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MR POTTS CALLS THE SHOTS!

MR POTTS CALLS THE SHOTS!

Durham Elvet Rotarian Tom engaging in an interesting conversation and getting advice from "new member" Mr Potts about Rotary's views on sustainability, recycling and the organic growth of Rotary membership !

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About us

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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Continuing to support local and international communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

ZOOM meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of each month. The first is a "business" meeting and the third is a meeting involving a visiting speaker. Please do drop us a note if you are interested in joining us!

Durham Elvet Rotary - District 1030.

 

 

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 7:00pm via ZOOM

(Our meetings continue via ZOOM and are on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The first is a "business" meeting and the second involves a visiting speaker. In addition, we have many social and project related events. )


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