In light of the government’s announcement about avoiding non-essential social contact our meetings on 18 March and on 15 April have been cancelled.

Details of future meetings and events will be made available on this page as soon as possible.

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 – Meeting cancelled
Those Gigantic Statues: Cook and Easter Island – with Phil Philo, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Museums

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