Our guide to what’s on in Darlington and the surrounding area, particularly focusing on events with a local history or heritage theme.

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.30 pm
Medieval Towns and Villages in Tees Valley – a talk by Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology to the Darlington Historical Society at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate. Non-members welcome.

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Come and Chat History session – informal Darlington Historical Society afternoon at the Centre for Local Studies in Crown Street Library. Non-members welcome.

Monday 9 April 2018, 7.30 pm
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – a talk by Jacqueline Campbell to the Darlington Lecture Association at Carmel RC College. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 7.30 pm
A Moment of Folly, Extravagance and Jobbery– a talk by Chris Lloyd to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 7.30 pm
North Road Head of Steam Museum – a talk by Sam Woods to the Darlington Historical Society at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate. Non-members welcome.

Thursday 19 April, 7.30 pm
The Victorian miner’s wife – a talk by Margaret Hedley to Middleton St George Local History Group at The Community Centre, Station Road. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7.30 pm
Victorian Pit Children – a talk by Phil Dyer to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Come and Chat History session – informal Darlington Historical Society afternoon at the Centre for Local Studies in Crown Street Library. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 7.30 pm
Hitler’s Women – a talk by Richard & Jan Crouch to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7.30 pm
A Weaver went to War – a talk by Lynn Lamport to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 4 October 2018, 7.30 pm
The Peasants’ Revolt – a talk by John Brigstock to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7.30 pm
The Bowes Museum – a talk by Dr Howard Coutts to Aycliffe Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

 

Sunday 13 January 2019, 8.49 pm
Anniversary of the crash in 1945 in which Pilot Officer William S. McMullen of the Royal Canadian Air Force was killed. He stayed at the controls of his burning Lancaster Bomber until the six members of his crew had parachuted to safety and the aircraft was clear of the densely populated area of Darlington. For more information see “A time and a place”. A small act of remembrance is held each year on 13 January at 8.49 pm at the crash site on the corner of McMullen Road and Allington Way at which all are welcome.