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
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