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Did you know a resident of Durham, a Mrs Clements, produced the world’s first paste mustard in 1720? Her secret was grinding the mustard seed like flour, extracting the maximum flavour and pungency from it – George I gave her a patent for the tracklement.

Did you know that Durham was the first city in the UK to introduce congestion charging ? The single-track Saddler Street which had long been a bottle neck to the centre of the ancient city had a barrier system introduced in 2002.

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Alan Price
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Robert Surtees
Trevor Horn

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