Come and Chat History session
Tuesday 22 January 2019
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.

Talks programme 2018 – 2019

Download our 2018-19 talks leaflet

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.

Talks leaflet 2018-1919 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. The perfect opportunity to wear your woolly Christmas jumper!

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