The Society has been collectiong photographs and ephemera relating to the area since 1989. We now have a collection of over 3000 images and many pices of archive material relating to the districts past.

We are always on the look out for new images. If you have any old photographs of Tow Law, we are always happy to recive copies.

Mr & Mrs Chambers

Attwood Place, Tow Law

The Society does not meet during December January and February.

Meetings will start again from the first Monday in March, 2019.

Meetings are held in the Hall of St Philip and St James Church, Church lane, Tow Law, DL13 4HE 

Welcome to Tow Law & District History Societies web site.

Tow Law History Group was formed in 1989 by members of an evening class organised by W.E.A. (Workers Education Association).

We meet regularly in the Church Hall of St. Phillip & James, Church Lane, Tow Law.

We are a small working group who research and actively support other community projects: giving talks to schools, church groups, or slide shows from our extensive collection of photographs.

Over the past 20 years we have produced a number of publications – The Stargazer of Tow Law, Whence and Whither, Memoirs of Tow Law, Tow Law 150th Year Celebration Book (photographs), plus a video "Memories of Tow Law" and now our latest book Letters to America.

We draw our membership not only from Tow Law but also from an area stretching from Durham to Stanhope. We even have two members in America.

The area our collection covers now extends from Tow Law in the west through the Deerness Valley to Ushaw Moor and New Brancepeth in the east.

Our group is completely independent with its own constitution and we rely solely on our member’s efforts to finance our projects.

We are actively involved in many community groups and projects and Durham County Council’s "Yesterday Belongs To You" project.


If you would like to get involved in the Society or want any other information about our work please get in touch and we will be happy to hear from you.