Welcome back!

After the long layoff following the first lockdown last year, the group has decided that it is feasible to start

Following the retirement of Christine and Frank we have a new editorial team. The previous editors will be a difficult

act to follow and thanks are due to them for all their hard work.

We are aiming to publish a November edition which will hit the news stands (or doormats!) at the end of November. We are

seeking contributions to make this first edition a success. So if you are a reporter, photographer, feature writer or a

member of an organisation and you want to report on your events or publicise future events please get in touch. The

deadline for submissions for the November edition is 16th November 2021. The sort of contributions we are looking for


1. Reports of your organisation's activities, with pictures if you have them.

2. Reports of activities such as concerts, etc.

3. Interesting photographs relating to Lanchester and surrounding areas.

4. Feature articles, for example: walks, recipes, lifestyle, health, etc. You may want to include diagrams, maps,

artwork or photographs. Anything which you think may interest the readers.

5. Puzzles, crosswords, etc which may entertain (and challenge) the readers.

6. All articles should be a maximum of 300 words.

In addition, if you would like to publicise events taking place in December and next year please send in details with

"What's On" in the subject line.

We will do our best to include everybody's contribution and thank you in anticipation for your support.

If you are not a contributor, but would like to help in other ways please let us know by replying to this email.

I am sure that I will have missed someone off the list so please spread the word. I'll be posting on Facebook to make

sure we get maximum coverage.

All contributions by email please to lanchestervillagevoice@yahoo.co.uk.

Thank you again for your help.

Best wishes

Keith Brown

Member of the editorial team.

Welcome to the Lanchester Village Voice

The Village Voice is a newspaper which comes out monthly for the village of Lanchester, Durham. It is run entirely by volunteers.

It began in January 2000 when a few local residents got together to produce a ‘What’s On’ edition with a few other items about the village. It was felt that this would be very useful as there were, and still are, so many organisations in the village.

Now, the paper has grown over the years to an average size of 24 pages, with about eight editions with front and back pages in colour. Our advertisers have also increased dramatically from the beginning and there are currently about 60 or so advertisers in our portfolio.

There are almost 3000 papers printed delivered by 40 volunteers to every house in: Lanchester, Iveston, Hollinside, Satley, Hurbuck Cottages and Malton. Further copies are dropped at: Burnhope to three shops, Langley Park to two shops and Annfield Plain to one shop.

The newspaper is a registered limited co-operative which trades as Lanchester Publications. It is put together by the following team, most of whom are on the Management Council, with some as Directors. Those members of the team are: Brian Oram, Christine Monaghan, John Hurran, Ken Todd, Mike Stoddart, Dorothy Maskery, Maisie Raine, Brenda Craddock, Mavis Datta and John Wilson.

Together with our Deliverers, our Advertisers, and the above mentioned Team, we are able to put out what we believe is a very good publication, which feedback tells us is much appreciated.

We hope that our Internet readers will feel the same, but wish to assure all our current readers wherever they live that we will always be a paper edition as is our tradition.