Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




On Thursday 30th March 2017 the Rotary Club of Barnard Castle held a fundraising dinner at the Morritt Hotel, Greta Bridge - with all proceeds being donated to Teesdale YMCA.
With centres in Barnard Castle, Cockfield and Evenwood our local YMCA has attracted plaudits from many quarters for its work in supporting young people by way of projects encompassing training and education, support and advice, and youth and community development.




- Professor Gerald Blake Emeritus Profesor of Durham University



How the world political map came to be as it is today,

and why it is a great deception.

The role of the colonial powers in creating the colourful mosaic of states we see today is considered,

and why the state system will continue to evolve.

The world maps we love and cherish are arguably not the best way to see the world.

For example land boundaries only reveal their true character when seen at larger scales.

The hugely significant extension of state jurisdictions into the oceans is also described,

but the process has gone almost unnoticed

because the new reality of ocean boundaries is rarely shown on our world maps.

NOTE: The lecture will be accompanied by an exhibition of different types of world map

on loan from local collectors.  


Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle on Thursday 4 May 2017
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Starts at 7:00PM
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17th Charity Am-Am Golf Competition

Barnard Castle Golf Club
Wednesday 28th June 2017



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Photos Left to Right - Evelyn Brenkley,Shinita Lam, Nathan Barker, Rebecca Dominici, Sam Farquhar, Rotary President Pauline Loughran- Hanby with adjudicator Margaret Smith.

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Congratulations to all the singers and musicians who performed to such a high standard in the Barnard Castle Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition, hosted by Barnard Castle School and held in the Sixth Form Centre. The adjudicator was Margaret Smith, choral conductor, pianist, accompanist and violinist and former Director of Music of Leeds Girls' School, and director of music Simon Dearsley played all accompaniment.

Pupils from Barnard Castle School, Montalbo and Green Lane Primary Schools, and Teesdale School, took part.

The prizewinners were: 
Junior Vocal - 1st Evie Milbank; 2nd Jessica Bassett 3rd;Martha Rokk;
Intermediate Vocal: 1st Archie Coward; 2nd Evelyn Brenkley; 3rd Kirsty McLachlan;
Senior Vocal: 1st and overall vocal prize Sam Farquhar, 2nd Ben Edwards, 3rd Molly Nixon;
Junior Instrumental: - 1st Joshua Greenwell (Harp), 2nd Heather Brown (Cornet), 3rd Joshua Greenwell (Piano);
Intermediate Insrumental: 1st and overall instrumental prize Evelyn Brenkley (recorder), 2nd Theo Truss (clarinet);
Senior Instrumental: 1st Rebecca Dominici (piano), 2nd Nathan Barker (violin), 3rd Shinita Lamm (piano).
Sam and Evelyn both go through to the next round (the quarter finals of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year) in Alnwick, on March 18. Congratulations and good luck to them!
Barnard Castle Rotary Club were pleased to support this competition, which allows our young people to have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience which some have not had before. We have been able to finance this event and give prizes due to a significant donation from a previous organisation, namely "˜Teesdale Brass Band Contest"™ which gave funding to our Rotary Club to be used for the continuation of music for young people.
It is planned that this will be an annual event and the next competition will take place on Sunday 5th November 2017 with entries in September.


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Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.

Barnard Castle Interact Club

President Heather McLachlan & Vice President Maclaren Wharton 2016-17

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At Teesdale School it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  The specific activities where the Club has made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and emergency accommodation for homeless young people in the north of England.
  • Raising money for education in India to help convert a building into a school and provide mats and learning materials for the children who sit on the roadside to learn.
  • Raising money to support Rotary"™s international campaign to eradicate polio through the distribution of water filters to villages in the developing world.





InterAct - Teesdale School

Interact Clubs are a great way for young people to develop their leadership skills and I am already impressed by the leadership shown by Emma as we work together to develop the club at Teesdale School.


Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

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Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.




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Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


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The Redwell Inn 
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00 The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ tel: 01833 637002

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