Ludworth Local History Project
Ludworth appears to be a typical east Durham mining village. However, on the outskirts of the village are the remains of Ludworth Tower, one of the few Pele Towers in County Durham. It is surrounded by the remains of a medieval village (the present village dates from the 19th and 20th Centuries).
The aim of the project is to produce a history of the village and surrounding area, using available records and villagers’ memories, in order to preserve and protect village heritage for future generations. The memories of local residents will be collected for a booklet, produced by the Community Association working with graphic designers at the City of Durham, with a leaflet outlining the village’s history to be made available at Ludworth Tower.
The project will involve the Community Association, local residents and Ludworth Primary School and will employ a local researcher to help the group research and structure the information they collect. The Association has found interest in local history an ideal way to unite members of the community and the project to date has helped to bring people together and generate local involvement and participation.