Cockfield Community Centre
Cockfield was a mining village and is surrounded by the Fell wich is rich in history dating back to the Roman Times.
There has been a great interest in the history of the fell over recent times which has been inspired by the activities of The Gaunless Valley Trust. A video has been produced and is available at the Tourist Information Office at Barnard Castle and the Visitors Centre at The Slack.
Cockfield was the birthplace of Jerimia Dixon who among other things is best known for the building of the Mason Dixon Line.
The hub of the village is the Community Centre which is in the centre of the village in Front Stree. It was origionaly a church. It was the first community centre in Teesdale to incorporate a cinema and regularly stages films. It houses an extensive IT suit and is part of the UK On-Line initative. Training courses are held weekly for all levels and facilities for e-mail are available to all.
The hall is available for hire for private parties, semenars etc.
The Association produces a Pictorial Calendar which is available from September.
calendar for the year 2004,we are now in the process of puting the final touches to the calender and this will be on sale before the end of September.We have had fantastic support from the local firms in the village and also from the outlying area.The calender has photos from some of the well known beauty spots in the area
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