Andrew Clark is a Newcastle author and publisher who has written over 20 books on local history. His books include: ‘North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s’; ‘Wartime Memories – Stories of the Second World War in the the North East’.

He has been collecting memories, old photographs and memorabilia for over 30 years and he has used this information in his latest series of books that chronicle life in the North East in the 1960s, 70s & 80s.


Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look below at some of our lovely feedback.

Nice little gift shops and a great cafe have a nice all day breakfast and some great Sunday dinners all at a good price!


Plenty of parking, nice shops and café very good food. We used the centre as a base for a walk around the quarry then back for food.


The staff are always pleasant and helpful (even when run off their feet). The menu has a good selection and the food is homemade, would recommend the mince pie with all the trimmings.