The Archive has been collectiong photographs and ephemera relating to the area since 1989. We now have a collection of over 4000 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

With a falling membership and the impact of Covid-19 the Tow Law and District History Society was formally wound up at the end of 2022.

Thankfully this is not the end for the archive. the Weardale Museum came to the rescue and took on the custodianship of the entire collection. 

The Archive will be continue to be maintained and added to. It is also hoped that, in the near future, the Archive will become publicly accessible.

Updated: December 2022

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

The Society meat regularly in the Church Hall of St. Phillip & James, Church Lane, Tow Law, until the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Although only ever a small working group, the Society researched and actively supported other community projects: giving talks to schools, church groups, or slide shows from the extensive collection of photographs.

Over the past 30 years a number of publications have been produced– 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.