The Thorpe Thewles History Group

We are a small self supporting group based in the village of Thorpe Thewles, located in the parish of Grindon to the north-west of Stockton-on-Tees (formerly in County Durham).

The group was formed in 2005 by Phillipa Cooper with the aim of learning more about the history and archaeology of our local area and now comprises of over 20 members of all ages and backgrounds living across the UK.

The group has conducted research into various aspects of Grindon Parish’s history and was awarded the title of Outstanding Community Group of 2008 by Tees Valley Rural Community Council. We produced our first local history publication (A History of Thorpe Thewles of Grindon Parish) in 2007 followed by a DVD history (A Snapshot of Thorpe Thewles in the Twentieth Century) in 2008. Both of these were made possible thanks to financial grants from the Local Heritage Initiative Scheme (£5,000) and Awards for All (£10,000). 

The group meets on a monthly basis and aims to organise four public talks a year. If you would like to attend one of our meetings we would be pleased to see you on the first Friday of each month in Grindon Parish Hall, Thorpe Thewles. Meetings commence at 7:00 PM.

Thorpe Thewles History Group is one of the founder member organisations of the County Durham History & Heritage Forum and has taken part in and organised several local history based exhibitions throughout County Durham and the Tees Valley.

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