Law-making in the eighteenth century will be the subject of a talk at Durham County Record Office this month.

Archivist David Butler will discuss how ideas became enacted as law during the session, which takes place on Thursday, 18 May.

The talk, from 12.30pm to 1.15pm, will focus on local turnpike acts, which created what were essentially toll roads in County Durham in the 1700s.

It will also reveal the significance of Black Rod and the Clerk of the Parliaments.

The session is part of a series of talks taking place at Durham County Record Office under the name of Third Thursday Talks. Talks cover a range of topics, ranging from the Durham Light Infantry and the First World War to changing fashions through the ages.

The talk is free and there is no need to book in advance.

For more information, 03000 267 626 or email record.office@durham.gov.uk