Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington
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County Durham remembers VE Day 1945
- 'We have come through' - Remembering VE Day 1945
- 9th Battalion DLI: From D-Day to Berlin
- 9th Battalion DLI: VE Day
- 9th Battalion DLI: In Berlin, June - September 1945
- Berlin Victory Parade, 7 September 1945
- Victory Parade at Belsen, 8 May 1945
- The Northern Echo, Victory edition, 9 May 1945
- VE Day and Durham Schools
- 2nd Battalion DLI: Burma 1945
- 2nd Battalion DLI: Rangoon Victory Parade, 15 June 1945
- VE Day and the Durham Miners' Association
- County Durham celebrates VE Day
- Haswell Victory Celebrations, 1945
- Soldier: Victory Souvenir edition, 8 May 1945
- Parade: European Victory edition, 26 May 1945
- VE Day not forgotten by one Spennymoor family
- County Durham celebrates VJ Day
- Victory Day, 8 June 1946
Where to find us
Information about travelling to Durham County Record Office at County Hall, Durham.
County Hall is situated on the northern outskirts of Durham City, near the University Hospital of North Durham. It is one mile from the city centre.
You can download a County Hall location map to help you find the Record Office:
Getting to County Hall
Travelling by car
Durham is just off the A1(M) and A167 and has easy links with the A19 in the east and the A68 in the west.
County Hall is north of Durham City and is well sign-posted on all main routes into the city.
It is on the Durham to Consett road (A691) one mile north of the city centre.
If you are using sat nav the postcode is DH1 5UL.
There is a free visitor car park near the main entrance to County Hall. Overflow parking is located to the south of the County Hall site, off the southbound carriageway of the A691.
You can also use Durham City Park and Ride to get to County Hall.
Travelling by rail
County Hall is approximately 10 minutes walk from Durham railway station.
Durham is on the east coast mainline with trains direct from London, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
For times of trains stopping at Durham, see Rail coach and air travel
Travelling by bus
Many bus services stop directly outside County Hall.
Durham bus station is one mile from County Hall and there are regular buses from the bus station to County Hall.
Express bus services from Newcastle and buses from Darlington and Middlesbrough stop outside County Hall.
Information on local buses can be found on the Traveline North East and Cumbria website.