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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
- Looking back at Consett Steel Works
Our search room closed on Wednesday 18 March and remains closed until further notice as part of Durham County Council's response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
If you have enquiries while we are closed please email us.
Please do not pay for research or quick search services via our online shop before emailing to check whether we are able to process your request.
Family history courses and Third Thursday talks have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. People who bought tickets for family history courses have been contacted to arrange refunds.
We hope to re-run cancelled Record Office events at a later date whenever possible.
On 18 March 2020 Durham County Council announced that all council venues, leisure centres and libraries would shut from the end of the day until further notice.
All council events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Information about how services and events are affected is available on the council's website at www.durham.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Updated on 24 August 2020.
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