Gainford, Durham

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Gainford, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Gainford

Historic Maps of Gainford and the local area.

Hi, my name is Jean. I have been doing my family history for a while now, but cannot find anything at all about my grandfather John Francis Donald. All I know is that he lived on the green and before that in the Coulton by the river. I found out that he was awarded a pocket watch for rescuing 12 people from the (...Read full memory)

I moved to Gainford when I was 7 years old. My dad was German and was called Felix. I attended Gainford School and Claude Cree was the headmaster and taught the top classes. My best friends were twins and I am sure lots of you will remember them, Kathleen and Maureen Rourke. I dont know where they are today as we moved to (...Read full memory)