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Guided walk: The Brandlings and their Legacy

On Sunday (17 September 2023) the Friends of Middleton Park will be leading a free guided walk in Middleton Park entitled ‘The Brandlings and their Legacy’. In 1697 Ralph Brandling of Durham married Anne Leigh, the heir to the Middleton estate. On the death of Anne’s father in 1706 Ralph

Youngsters celebrate Middleton Park’s mining history

A celebration of the Middleton Schools History Project, which focused on the mining heritage of Middleton Park, was held at the new visitor centre at the park. The event was attended by MP Hilary Benn, Nick Rochford of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Councillor Judith Blake and Councillor Jack Dunn, and