Aycliffe 75

Newton Aycliffe Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2023

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The 75th Anniversary of Newton Aycliffe is due to take place this year and the Town Council is making plans to celebrate and commemorate the historic occasion.

Newton Aycliffe was designated as a new town in April 1947, but the actual birth of the town has been widely regarded as being 1948.

The key dates in relation to the birth of the town are 28th June 1948 which marked the “cutting of the first sod” ahead of the construction of the first houses, and 9th November 1948 which was when the keys were handed over to the first resident of the town.

Much more information on the history of the town can be viewed elsewhere on this website including more about the history of Aycliffe and the Story of Newton Aycliffe

Let us know how you will be celebrating!

Get in touch and tell us your plans for Aycliffe’s 75th birthday if you wish to get involved, as we would be happy to help publicise any events or  projects that you might be running.

The Town Council is also keen to hear from any local businesses that might want to help fund or sponsor the celebrations.

Please keep an eye on this webpage and our social media channels for further updates as the year progresses.