Summer Programme
Activities for the summer break organised by Trimdon Parish, at the Community College, Village Hall and Grange community centre. Details and downloadable forms here.

Village Parish
Minutes for the following meetings added:
Annual General Meeting 10th May 2016
Meeting held 10th May 2016
Meeting held 14th June 2016
Foundry Parish
Several items updated by the Foundry Parish Council, detailed here:
Public Right To Inspect Accounts
Parish Annual Assembly
Accounts Year Ending 31st March 2016
Minutes for 14th June 2016

Trimdon Station Community CentreFree Dance Taster Sessions
Classes will take place at Trimdon Station Community Centre from 2-4pm in August and September, and will cover a range of styles including modern, ballet, street dance and even some musical theatre. More details on the Centre’s page.

Summer Dance Camps at Trimdon GrangeSummer Dance Camps
Open to all ages, at Trimdon Grange Community Centre and the Village hall, only £1 a day – details here.

Grange Community Centre w
eekly ‘What’s On’ updated 16th June 2016, includes regular weekly and future activities. Volunteers still neededdetails here!

Pals_WarAuthor Visit
A.A.G. Whitehead, author of Pals War, will be holding a talk at Trimdon Library on Thursday 11th August 2016 at 2.30pm. Pals War is a fictional account of the Durham Fusiliers, Danny and his band of brothers embark on an adventure that no one knows the ending to.

Summer Reading Challenge
At Trimdon Village library, craft activities for children aged 8 and over. Details on the Library page here.

Dyno Plumbing
will shortly be moving into Trimdon Grange from Durham with their Dyno Plumbing and Heating franchise. In the process they are creating some new positions and opportunities for local people that might be of interest.
They are seeking a cleaner / service provider for 4 hours per day 5 days per week, and also have a role for a Business Development person, visiting people in their homes and also generating other opportunities for the business. This role does need a person that is mobile and that has great customer service skills. It does demand self motivation and drive.
Please contact Cliff Barry at directly for more details

Treasure Trove
A new shop is shortly opening at the former Iron Maiden shop in Trimdon Colliery. Shirley Craig will be selling shabby chic vintage and second hand furniture smaller items. All good quality at affordable prices. A savings or ‘layaway’ scheme can be arranged to help families struggling on low incomes. Shirley says;
“Bags of unwanted clothes and bric a brac welcome, what I can’t reuse I’ll try and upcycle to avoid waste of any kind. I’m a canny lass, good crack, and if I’m having a cup of tea I’ll make you one as well at my lovely vintage tea table.”
Free workshop on shabby chic at the shop a possibility if people are interested, covering the basics.

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP FundingIts Up 2U
East Durham Rural Corridor AAP are excited to announce the launch of Its Up 2U funding scheme for 2016. The scheme this year will be for capital projects – this can include for example, centre refurbishment, new furniture, play equipment, large items of equipment. More info here….

Quick Fix FundingQuick Fix Funding
Limited funding up to £500 is available for community or voluntary groups who are organising a project within the East Durham Homes area. Funding applications are open to groups of all ages and needs, as long as you have a bank account.
For more information contact the Customer Involvement team at East Durham Homes on 0800 0320835 or 0191 5185497, or email

Pit Banner  Appeal
An appeal bid has been launched to save and replicate one of the oldest miners’ banners in the North-East. Trimdon Colliery Banner Group is seeking help to fund the project which will see the village’s pit banner brought back to life and the fragment from the 124-year-old original preserved.
Full article in the Northern Echo.

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Photo Galleries
Several photo galleries added recently which include Hannah & George Bull’s family, courtesy of John Robinson

Research – Can You Help?
This section is available for anyone who would like to ask genealogy or other queries of Trimdon families. Many people ask for information regarding their family tree etc. – perhaps you could help? (updated 23rd June 2016)

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Visit the Trimdon Times Photo Galleries
Our galleries contain hundreds of photographs related to Trimdon and covering a wide range of subjects; history, recent pics, family albums and various personal collections kindly provided by numerous website visitors.
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