Summer walks programme 2017
Download the Darlington Historical Society Summer Walks leaflet
14 May 2017
Eastbourne: Railways, Freeholders and Garden Suburb – David Howlett
Meet outside St John’s Church (junction of Yarm Rd / Neasham Rd) at 1.45 pm
18 June 2017
Hurworth Wander – Jean Kirkland
Meet in Blind Lane, Hurworth, opposite the Spar shop, at 1.00 pm
9 July 2017
Westbrook Villas – Shirley King
Meet at the Head of Steam railway museum at 1.30 pm
29 July 2017
Hummerknott Victorian Allotment – Ted Lickrish
Access via bottom gate – drive to The Model Tee Pub (or the nearby Co-op Store) and park up, cross the road (opposite Garthorne Avenue) visitors will see a pathway (Nunnery Lane bridleway) going into a copse of trees. Once on the path and into the copse, look diagonally to the right and see the (bottom) entrance gates to the gardens.
Access via top gate – from Nunnery Lane / Wilton Drive junction. Look for a white coloured Victorian gatehouse on the LHS corner. Across the road from this (Anne Allan) gatehouse follow leafy Nunnery Lane Bridleway. Walk down this lane for 125 yards to a high wall with the top entrance door/gate to the gardens.
Gates open from 1:00pm – walks at various times during the afternoon.
20 August 2017
West Cemetery – Richard Stephenson
Meet at the cemetery main entrance at 1.30 pm
Non-members welcome – no booking required.
Walks cost £1 per person. They last around 1½ hours and are circular.
Lecture programme 2017 – 2018
Lectures and meetings take place at Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NG starting at 7.30pm.
Access to the building is at the rear, via the archway beside the Christian bookshop in Skinnergate.
Yearly membership costs £10 while visitor fee is £3 per meeting. Please pay at the door.
20 September 2017
Restoring the castle at Bishop Auckland – Lee Brownson of Auckland Castle Trust
18 October 2017
Oswald, King of the North – Max Adams
15 November 2017
The World War 1 Memorial, Eastbourne, Darlington – Anthony Magrys
20 December 2017
The Langworthy Mystery – Tony Nicholson
17 January 2018
North East Film History – Tony Hillman
21 February 2018
From rainwater Tubs To Taps: A history of Tees Cottage Pumping Station – George Beautyman
21 March 2018
Medieval Towns and Villages in Tees Valley – Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology
18 April 2018
North Road Head of Steam Museum – Sam Woods
Members evening and AGM