Come and Chat History session
Tuesday 3 July 2018
A chance to chat to others with an interest in history and to meet members of the Society for an informal afternoon. All are welcome to come along to the session at the Centre for Local Studies in Crown Street Library between 1pm-3pm.

Summer walks and visits

Our summer walks are available for anyone to come along to. You do not need to be a member of the society, unless stated below. The cost for each walk is £1 per person.

Download our 2018 summer walks leaflet

Darlington Historical Society Summer Walks 2018Friday 11 May 2018
Visit to Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Meet at 2pm at the entrance. £3.50 including light refreshments
Visit for society members only

Saturday 16 June 2018
Yards & Darlington Stories‘ walk with Jean Kirkland
Meet at 1.00pm at the Town Clock

Sunday 22 July 2018
North Road’s Railway History‘ walk with David Howlett
Meet at 1.30pm at the Head of Steam, North Road Station Museum forecourt

Sunday 19 August 2018
A dead interesting walk around the West Cemetery‘ with Richard Stephenson
Meet at the front entrance at 1.00 pm

Lecture programme 2018 – 2019

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.

19 September 2018
Mary, Queen of Scots at Bolton Castle – with author Richard Almond

17 October 2018
Admiral Collingwood – with author Max Adams

21 November 2018
Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the North Riding during the First World War – with Anne Wall and Eileen Brereton

19 December 2018
The History of Paton Baldwin factory in Darlington – with Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo

16 January 2019
How the LNER  provided for special traffic: the 1927 eclipse and the Scouts cruise – with Sam Wood

20 February 2019
Gertrude Bell: The uncrowned Queen of Iraq – with Gordon Hetherington

20 March 2019
The English Civil War in the North East – with Phil Philo

17 April 2019
Members evening and AGM
Hummersknott Allotments & S.H.A., Darlington’s Only Surviving Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden … The Movie – with Ted Lickrish