Newton Aycliffe Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2023
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.
Aycliffe 75 – Through the Decades
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.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are getting involved
Headteacher Kirsty Evans got in touch to say, “This year, Newton Aycliffe is celebrating its 75th birthday. To commemorate this, we are holding a photography competition within the school. We would like to celebrate the awe and wonder of God’s creations in our local landscape”.
The Mayor will be judging the competition and the top three will go on display in the council offices.
The Town Council thought this was a great idea and to add to this, we too are asking for photos on the theme of what’s great about Aycliffe in 2023, to hopefully create an archive of the town in its 75th year. Send your entries to the Aycliffe 75 submit your memory