Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum

Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum We are a small community group in Bishop Auckland UK. We are establishing a People’s Museum in the old Hippodrome Theatre where we are planning to reopen part of the original building as a period cinema in the future.

We are a small community group in Bishop Auckland England. We are establishing a People’s Museum in the old Hippodrome Theatre where we are planning to reopen part of the original building as a period cinema. We will also establish a Heritage walk in the town, which will be a great educational tool and a lovely walk to promote well being. We hope to give visitors an attraction that doesn’t yet exist in our area, A glimpse into our forgotten past and bringing the past back to life for future generations.

Operating as usual

Thankyou to CLM for joining our project, we are very grateful for your future help and support.
12/05/2021

Thankyou to CLM for joining our project, we are very grateful for your future help and support.

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£500 Appeal - Display Cabinet TransportationWe have very kindly been donated some display cabinets by Bowes Museum - one...
12/05/2021
Bishop Auckland People’s Museum, organized by Michael Oneill

£500 Appeal - Display Cabinet Transportation

We have very kindly been donated some display cabinets by Bowes Museum - one of which originally was used at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Due to the size, weight and overall delicacy of these cabinets, the cost of their extraction from their previous location, relocation from Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland, and installation in their new home at the Hippodrome has been a considerable expense for the museum, although totally necessary to allow the museum to open to visitors in the middle of May 2021.

For this reason we are now looking for donations to assist with these costs, to ensure that the Bishop Auckland People's Museum can continue to be financially secure as we begin our exciting future. We now have over 900 followers for our page, so just a small number of these making a small donation through this gofundme page will make a massive difference. Thank you to anyone who can manage to do this - and we hope to see you in the Museum very soon.

Link to our GoFundMe Page....
http://gf.me/u/zcxtha

Hello friends. A small but very exciting post to introduce you to a new town museum for… Michael Oneill needs your support for Bishop Auckland People’s Museum

Thankyou toBishop Auckland Pub Company Christian BurnsThe Cumberland Pub Chris RobinsonBreaking Bread Kitchen & bakehous...
11/05/2021

Thankyou to
Bishop Auckland Pub Company Christian Burns
The Cumberland Pub Chris Robinson
Breaking Bread Kitchen & bakehouse John Elliott- Monaghan Phillip Elliott-Monaghan
The Victoria Inn B&B Carolynne Hall
For allowing us to advertise the museum in your premises.

Loads of posters left if anyone wants one to help spread the word.

Thankyou to
Bishop Auckland Pub Company Christian Burns
The Cumberland Pub Chris Robinson
Breaking Bread Kitchen & bakehouse John Elliott- Monaghan Phillip Elliott-Monaghan
The Victoria Inn B&B Carolynne Hall
For allowing us to advertise the museum in your premises.

Loads of posters left if anyone wants one to help spread the word.

I’m delighted to say the Museum is finally complete and ready to welcome visitors next week.It’s been hard work over the...
10/05/2021

I’m delighted to say the Museum is finally complete and ready to welcome visitors next week.

It’s been hard work over the last few months but we have finally achieved our aims.

I hope all our visitors enjoy their visit.

I would like to thank
Alan Hudson
Emma Pennington
Geraldine Hart
Kelly Ballan Oneill
Gerald Slack
For the great team effort today

We are very proud of everyone of you😃

I’m delighted to say the Museum is finally complete and ready to welcome visitors next week.

It’s been hard work over the last few months but we have finally achieved our aims.

I hope all our visitors enjoy their visit.

I would like to thank
Alan Hudson
Emma Pennington
Geraldine Hart
Kelly Ballan Oneill
Gerald Slack
For the great team effort today

We are very proud of everyone of you😃

Visitor times to the museum are as follows from 21st May, (Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am ...
08/05/2021

Visitor times to the museum are as follows from 21st May, (Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 10:00pm, and the charge for entrance to the museum will be £1.20 per person.

Ourselves and Majestic’s team look forward to welcoming you😃

Visitor times to the museum are as follows from 21st May, (Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 10:00pm, and the charge for entrance to the museum will be £1.20 per person.

Ourselves and Majestic’s team look forward to welcoming you😃

Car Boot Fair
05/05/2021
Car Boot Fair

Car Boot Fair

Bishop Auckland Football Club (BAFC) is hosting its Car Boot Fair, this Sunday (9th) from 8.30am-11.30am. Buyers have free entry, but a donation to BAFC at the entrance will be greatly appreciated.…

Available for pre order today, this is a limited run of only 100 books.The Museum’s first publication will be released i...
05/05/2021

Available for pre order today, this is a limited run of only 100 books.

The Museum’s first publication will be released in late June,
The Forgotten Platforms will be priced-at £15 per book, the book contains information regarding the growth and demise of Bishop Auckland Station and its branch lines.
All monies raised goes straight to the Museum.

Available for pre order today, this is a limited run of only 100 books.

The Museum’s first publication will be released in late June,
The Forgotten Platforms will be priced-at £15 per book, the book contains information regarding the growth and demise of Bishop Auckland Station and its branch lines.
All monies raised goes straight to the Museum.

Thankyou for joining 😃
04/05/2021

Thankyou for joining 😃

Thankyou for joining 😃

21st May 😃The Hippodrome, 27 Railway StreetBishop Auckland DL14 7LR
04/05/2021

21st May 😃

The Hippodrome,
27 Railway Street
Bishop Auckland

DL14 7LR

21st May 😃

The Hippodrome,
27 Railway Street
Bishop Auckland

DL14 7LR

I would like to say a big thankyou to all our volunteers, everyone who has donated items or funds, everyone who have spo...
04/05/2021

I would like to say a big thankyou to all our volunteers, everyone who has donated items or funds, everyone who have sponsored us through our sponsorship scheme and everyone who have offered help once we are open.

Special thanks has to go to Mark Jepp, Eric Howell and Andrew Pedelty from Majestic, without their help and support this project wouldn’t have happened.

Looking forward to welcoming everyone from the 21st May 😃

I would like to say a big thankyou to all our volunteers, everyone who has donated items or funds, everyone who have sponsored us through our sponsorship scheme and everyone who have offered help once we are open.

Special thanks has to go to Mark Jepp, Eric Howell and Andrew Pedelty from Majestic, without their help and support this project wouldn’t have happened.

Looking forward to welcoming everyone from the 21st May 😃

The Official opening of the Bishop Auckland Museum will now take place on Friday May 21st at 2.00pmWe hope to see as man...
03/05/2021

The Official opening of the Bishop Auckland Museum will now take place on Friday May 21st at 2.00pm

We hope to see as many of you as possible 😃

The Official opening of the Bishop Auckland Museum will now take place on Friday May 21st at 2.00pm

We hope to see as many of you as possible 😃

Thankyou to  Gaz Miller for dropping in today, and for bringing your artwork, they look great.
03/05/2021

Thankyou to Gaz Miller for dropping in today, and for bringing your artwork, they look great.

Thankyou Lynn Stobbs for your donation of the miners lamp and cup👍
03/05/2021

Thankyou Lynn Stobbs for your donation of the miners lamp and cup👍

Thankyou Lynn Stobbs for your donation of the miners lamp and cup👍

Thankyou to Geraldine Hart , James O’Neill, and Gerald Slack today for volunteering at the Museum, you’ve all done an am...
03/05/2021

Thankyou to Geraldine Hart , James O’Neill, and Gerald Slack today for volunteering at the Museum, you’ve all done an amazing job 👍👍

Thankyou to Geraldine Hart , James O’Neill, and Gerald Slack today for volunteering at the Museum, you’ve all done an amazing job 👍👍

Our first piece of branded merchandise,If anyone wants to support your museum we are taking orders for these key rings p...
02/05/2021

Our first piece of branded merchandise,
If anyone wants to support your museum we are taking orders for these key rings priced at £1 each, all funds go directly to the museum.
Other designs will be Available in the future

Our first piece of branded merchandise,
If anyone wants to support your museum we are taking orders for these key rings priced at £1 each, all funds go directly to the museum.
Other designs will be Available in the future

A little piece of history!
30/04/2021

A little piece of history!

A little piece of history!

Hi Everyone The committee have agreed that we will charge a small fee for admission to Bishop Auckland People’s Museum @...
28/04/2021

Hi Everyone

The committee have agreed that we will charge a small fee for admission to Bishop Auckland People’s Museum @ the Hippodrome, admission will be £1.20 per person.

Our work isn’t grant or local authority funded, we rely on donations, sponsorship and goodwill, this small charge will help us continue our work and our expansion plans for the future.

Thanks for everyone’s support in the past , present and future.

Hi Everyone

The committee have agreed that we will charge a small fee for admission to Bishop Auckland People’s Museum @ the Hippodrome, admission will be £1.20 per person.

Our work isn’t grant or local authority funded, we rely on donations, sponsorship and goodwill, this small charge will help us continue our work and our expansion plans for the future.

Thanks for everyone’s support in the past , present and future.

28/04/2021

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More progress today, starting to come together
27/04/2021

More progress today, starting to come together

More progress today, starting to come together

24/04/2021
Thankyou Linda Emery for your donation of vintage model cars, They will be on display very soon
17/04/2021

Thankyou Linda Emery for your donation of vintage model cars,
They will be on display very soon

Thankyou Linda Emery for your donation of vintage model cars,
They will be on display very soon

Work in progress but you can see how it’s coming along
15/04/2021

Work in progress but you can see how it’s coming along

Gavin bake one of our committee members took time today to help with some work at the museum.Standing proudly with a lov...
15/04/2021

Gavin bake one of our committee members took time today to help with some work at the museum.
Standing proudly with a lovely interpretation board

Gavin bake one of our committee members took time today to help with some work at the museum.
Standing proudly with a lovely interpretation board

35 days until we open and the bingo reopens too😄
12/04/2021

35 days until we open and the bingo reopens too😄

35 days until we open and the bingo reopens too😄

Nice local outdoor group in the town for baby’s and toddlers
29/03/2021

Nice local outdoor group in the town for baby’s and toddlers

UPDATE: Both groups are now full so we are operating a waiting list. Email [email protected] for more details.

Our Outdoor Baby and Toddler Groups will be starting from Tuesday 13th April.

Because numbers have to be limited, we will be running two groups initially, one at 9:30-10:30 and one from 10:45-11:45. We will meet at the entrance to the Deer Park (Shout out to The Auckland Project for giving us permission and making us legal). Spaces are limited because of current restrictions so if you want a space you MUST be registered and booked in. Email [email protected] to book a space or for more information.

Very proud to work with JT Atkinson & Sons
29/03/2021

Very proud to work with JT Atkinson & Sons

The National Autistic Society is running Autism Awareness Week from 29th March - 4th April. We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are to work with charity projects in our communities which support people with Autism, including Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum Find more information about #AutismAwarenessWeek here: http://bit.ly/3dwIsZP

HiWe are going to stage a DLI 6 th Battalion WW1 exhibition in winter 21/22.We are looking and asking for anyone that ca...
28/03/2021

Hi

We are going to stage a DLI 6 th Battalion WW1 exhibition in winter 21/22.

We are looking and asking for anyone that can supply us with photos of family members that served in the 6 th battalion in WW1 and any information about the battalion and individuals that served.

All help is really appreciated

Hi

We are going to stage a DLI 6 th Battalion WW1 exhibition in winter 21/22.

We are looking and asking for anyone that can supply us with photos of family members that served in the 6 th battalion in WW1 and any information about the battalion and individuals that served.

All help is really appreciated

We are looking for volunteers to help with the project,Roles are available in the museum and remembrance garden as hosts...
27/03/2021

We are looking for volunteers to help with the project,
Roles are available in the museum and remembrance garden as hosts and guides for the heritage walk,
If anyone would be interested please get intouch
Thanks

We are looking for volunteers to help with the project,
Roles are available in the museum and remembrance garden as hosts and guides for the heritage walk,
If anyone would be interested please get intouch
Thanks

Thankyou to everyone that’s has joined our page, we now have 900 members
26/03/2021

Thankyou to everyone that’s has joined our page, we now have 900 members

Thankyou to everyone that’s has joined our page, we now have 900 members

Taking shape, but loads to do!
26/03/2021

Taking shape, but loads to do!

25/03/2021
A little sneak preview of a projector we will have on display in the summer
24/03/2021

A little sneak preview of a projector we will have on display in the summer

A little sneak preview of a projector we will have on display in the summer

As part of our railway collection we are keen to build a small model railway to display for our visitors.If anyone would...
23/03/2021

As part of our railway collection we are keen to build a small model railway to display for our visitors.

If anyone would like to help us or donate any items for our layout please would you get intouch please

As part of our railway collection we are keen to build a small model railway to display for our visitors.

If anyone would like to help us or donate any items for our layout please would you get intouch please

Thankyou Nicola Bainbridge for your donation today to the Museum, we really appreciate it
22/03/2021

Thankyou Nicola Bainbridge for your donation today to the Museum, we really appreciate it

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27 Railway Street
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7LR

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00
Thursday 11:00 - 14:00
Friday 11:00 - 14:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00

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£500 Appeal - Display Cabinet Transportation We have very kindly been donated some display cabinets by Bowes Museum - one of which originally was used at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Due to the size, weight and overall delicacy of these cabinets, the cost of their extraction from their previous location, relocation from Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland, and installation in their new home at the Hippodrome has been a considerable expense for the museum, although totally necessary to allow the museum to open to visitors in the middle of May 2021. For this reason we are now looking for donations to assist with these costs, to ensure that the Bishop Auckland People's Museum can continue to be financially secure as we begin our exciting future. We now have over 900 followers for our page, so just a small number of these making a small donation through this gofundme page will make a massive difference. Thank you to anyone who can manage to do this - and we hope to see you in the Museum very soon. Link to our GoFundMe Page....
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What I first want to say about this post I would like to thank Chris Lloyd for doing such a wonderful piece in todays Northern Echo Memories! Chris did Keith and yours truly proud. Todays issue is worth rushing out and buying a copy…..but watch you do not slip. The full story during the start of the Covid months Keith and I decided to bring Witton Park back to the future kind of thing Keith being the architect did the map why I sourced the 1881 census re this that and the other Keith embedded them on to this wonderful map you see. I produced the images. Chris Lloyd put his historical magic and this is what you have before you. As Chris says the map is available on demand £20 for postage and packing etc Chris as it down as A2 size I would say it is A1. I have also included an image of a framed map which I will try and hang somewhere in my home! Probably Keith and I are two nutters but we are two passionate nutters and I hope what you see before you bears this out. Interested in the map email me [email protected] By the way Folks this is a non profit making exercise it is for the love and passion we have for perhaps the must loved village in England! Worthy to be hung in any Museum!
This is a photo of my mam and dad, Les and Betty Shoulder, nee German when they travelled down to London to watch the FA Amateur Cup Final
SEVEN STREETS PROJECT This is a project I've been dipping in and out of for a number of years, it is the history of the following streets in Bishop Auckland. Sadler Street, Clayton Street, Granger Street, Thompson Street, High Hall Terrace, Low Hall Terrace and George Street. Please bear with me as I will add information over the coming weeks and months. If anyone can help me in anyway I'd be most grateful. The area in question is basically where the current bus station now stands. The land was originally fields know as Corn Close, we know that in July 1856 the land was transferred from George Maw Snr to George Maws Jnr, I believe at this time there where a few houses on Thompson St, Clayton St and Granger St it appears in March 1854 to have been surrender by James Pattison a joiner of Bishop Auckland and Thomas Walton a painter of Bishop Auckland, from this evidence I assume these two build the houses on Thompson St and Granger St between 1852 and 1854 so we can pin point the start of the houses going up in this area. At this time it is still described as one croft with the byer known as field called Corn Close and was grass land. It is bounded as follows, to the North by Police Station, and property called the Sun Inn belonging to representatives of Newton Emmerson Deceased. On the South by a public street called Clayton Street, on the east by a public street called Grainger Street and on the west by another part of the said field called Corn Close. Most of the land was still fields at this time and we know in 1858 belonged to William Edgar. (please see 1857 map below). William Edgar would late build High and Low hall Terrace on the land along with Edgar Hall. (MORE TO FOLLOW)