Summer walks 2019

Download our Summer 2019 Walks leaflet

Our summer walks are open to non-members of the society. There is no need to book a place. The cost is £1 per person. Each walk will last around 1½ hours and will be circular.

Wednesday 17 July 2019Summer walks 2019
South Park walk and talk – Chris Lloyd
7.00 pm from the clock tower

Sunday 25 August 2019
West Cemetery walk and talk – Richard Stephenson
1.00 pm from the lodge gates

Sunday 22 September 2019
North Road’s Railway History walk – David Howlett
1.45 pm from the Head of Steam railway museum forecourt


Talks programme 2019 – 2020

Download our 2019-20 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.

18 September 2019Darlington Historical Society Talks
A Year in Darlo – Twelve Darlington-related historical stories, with Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo

16 October 2019
King Alfred – with author Max Adams

20 November 2019
A History of Cleveland Bridge – with John Moran

18 December 2019
The Churches and Chapels of Darlington – with author and TV presenter John Grundy

15 January 2020
The Life, Times and Writings of Rudyard Kipling – with Malcolm Sweet

19 February 2020
Dr. Dressers Dream – with Gill Moore of the Dorman Museum on the life of iconic designer Christopher Dresser and his work with the Linthorpe Art Pottery in Middlesbrough

18 March 2020
Those Gigantic Statues: Cook and Easter Island – with Phil Philo, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Museums

15 April 2020
Members evening (non-members welcome) and AGM
A Sort of Homecoming: Flying Officer George Lumley of Darlington – with Anthony Magrys