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Monday, 03 September 2012 15:35

A View from Across the Pond

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Diane Roberts is an American writer; she broadcasts regularly and writes for newspapers such as the New York Times. She has been keeping an interested eye on The Witham’s redevelopment project and here shares her delight that work has begun.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:41

London's First Olympic Games

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Following her fascinating talk last week at The Bowes Museum, local author Rebecca Jenkins explains how, without the first Olympic Games, we would not be witnessing the 2012 Olympic spectacle of today.

Friday, 22 June 2012 14:05

A Glimpse into the Past

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As we make final preparations for major building work to begin on The Witham, we have glimpsed a little of the fascinating history of this 166-year building with the discovery of an envelope hidden behind a blocked up fireplace.

Monday, 11 June 2012 14:33

Celebrating Our Sporting Life

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With less than 50 days until the opening ceremony of London 2012, yesterday we celebrated the launch of ‘Our Sporting Life’ at The Bowes Museum. There was a fantastic turnout despite it being a particularly soggy Sunday morning here in Barnard Castle. 

Friday, 01 June 2012 10:43

A New Beginning

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My name is Laura and I’m the new Heritage Programme Co-ordinator for The Witham. I've been in post for nearly two months so thought it was a good time to reflect on what I've been doing and my plans for the future.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 13:40

Bury a piece of The Witham

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During the building and restoration work which has been taking place on The Witham, we have discovered lots of objects which tell us about the history of the building including an 1860s penny, soft drinks bottles and woodbine cigarette packets.

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