The City of Durham Trust


The City of Durham Trust publishes books and Christmas cards and you can use this page to buy them, either through the post (paying with a cheque) or online (paying with your debit or credit card).

The Trust's 2015 Christmas Card

This year’s card is Durham, by John Dobbin, 1854. The artist (1815-1888) was born in Darlington, but moved to London, where he became a noted water-colourist. He is best known for his widely-reproduced Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. (It was depicted on our £5 notes, along with the portrait of George Stephenson, until 2003.)

The view here is that from Aykley Heads. His interest in architectural detail is shown in the detail of the peninsula, Framwellgate Bridge and weir and cluster of riverside buildings. The church towers of St Nicholas - four years before it was replaced with the city's first spire - and St Margaret are clearly visible. The pastoral foreground is somewhat fanciful.

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A contribution to post and packing will be automatically calculated as follows: £2.00 for purchases totalling up to £10; £3.50 for purchases over £10 and up to £20; and £4.50 for purchases totalling over £20.

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Please make your selections from the list below, then click the button at the foot of the page corresponding to how you would like to pay. After you have entered the quantity and moved to the next box we show a running total of your purchases.


Cards come with envelope and, unless otherwise noted, are available either with the greeting With Best Wishes for Christmas & the New Year, or left blank for your own message.

DescriptionUnit priceQuantityCost
2015 Christmas Card, with greeting
John Dobbin
Durham, 1854 (Darlington Borough Art Collection)
(200mm x 140mm)
£0.45 £0.40
2015 Christmas Card, blank (as above) £0.45 £0.40
2014 Christmas card, with greeting
B. Winkles
Durham Cathedral, south west view, engraved by B. Winkles after a picture by C. Warren, 1850
(188mm x 150mm)
£0.35 £0.30
2014 Christmas card, blank (as above) £0.35 £0.30
2013 Christmas card, with greeting
William Hutchinson
Late 18th century water colour from the vicinity of Old Durham looking towards the peninsula with cathedral and castle. A6 (148mm x 105mm)
£0.30 £0.25
2013 Christmas card, blank (as above) £0.30 £0.25
2011 Christmas card, with greeting
Walter Holmes
Painting of Framwellgate Bridge, Castle and Cathedral. A5 (210mm x 148mm)
£0.30 £0.25
2011 Christmas card, blank (as above) £0.30 £0.25


TitleUnit priceQuantityCost
Durham in Poetry (2015)
Douglas Pocock (editor)
An anthology of three dozen poems about Durham, ranging from the eleventh century to the present day. ISBN: 978-0-902776-13-5
£4.50 £4.00
Durham Cathedral: an Architectural Appreciation (2014)
Douglas Pocock (editor)
Essays by Douglas Pocock, Malcolm Thurlby, David Park and Ian Curry, plus 58 illustrations, almost all in colour, exploring the construction, decoration, repair through the centuries and appreciation of the cathedral.
ISBN: 978-0-902776-12-8
£7.75 £5.20
In the Steps of the Masters: Durham in Paintings (2010)
Douglas Pocock
44 pages, 35 colour illustrations ISBN: 978-0-902776-11-8
£5.00 £4.00
The Unmaking of Durham's Historic Market Place (2010)
Douglas Pocock
24 pages, 14 illustrations ISBN: 978-0-902776-09-6
£3.50 £3.00
The City of Durham Trust Architectural Awards 1990-2009 (2010)
Timothy Clark (editor)
64 pages, 52 colour illustrations ISBN: 978-0-902776-07-1
£6.00 £4.00
The Futures of Durham (2006)
Douglas Pocock
27 pages, 17 black-on-white illustrations ISBN: 978-0-902776-06-7
£2.50 £1.70
Durham: Essays on Sense of Place (1999)
Douglas Pocock
87 pages, colour and black-on-white illustrations ISBN: 978-0-902776-05-0
£5.25 £3.50
Ignatious Bonomi of Durham: Architect (1987)
June Crosby
Monograph: 104 pages, black-on-white illustrations.
£3.30 £2.20
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