Crook is a market town ten miles south west of the city of Durham.

Crook and District Local History Society was formed in 1990
 with the aim of preserving the future of our past  through projects, publications and gaining knowledge from guest speakers.

We have amassed a considerable archive of photographs, maps and other memorabilia but we are always on the look out for old photographs, documents and memorabilia relating to Crook and its people. If you can help in any way please contact us and give details. 

We have published books and  a calendar and sold 700 copies of our video "Then and Now".  Our current book, "A Taste of Crook", is a miscellany of anecdotes, achievements and potted histories of Crook businesses and Crook people, together with the recollections of those who were there at the time. The book costs £3 and to find out how to obtain a copy please use our Contact Page.

Each year we stage displays at community events and produce nine bulletins for members.





  • Hope Street

    Wesleyan chapel in Hope street.  North House doctors' surgery is now on the site.


Crook War Memorial