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

Monday 13 March 2017, 7.30 pm
Great Forgers – a talk by Jim Williams to the Darlington Lecture Association at Carmel R.C. College. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 7.30 pm
Fascinating history in Croft and Hurworth – a talk by Tony Clamp to the Darlington Historical Society at the Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate. Non-members welcome.

Thursday 16 March, 7.30 pm
Growing up in the 1960s –  a talk at the Middleton St George Local History Group at The Community Centre, Station Road. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.30 pm
Durham and Dunbar: Identifying Scottish Soldiers on Palace Green – a talk by Dr Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist Durham University to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Monday 10 April 2017, 7.30 pm
Piles, Priests and Paradise – a talk on historical medical mysteries by Michael Green at the Darlington Lecture Association at Carmel R.C. College. Non-members welcome.

Thursday 20 April, 7.30 pm
18th Century Darlington – a talk by Robin Coulthard to the Middleton St George Local History Group at The Community Centre, Station Road. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 7.30 pm
Sanctuary in Durham Cathedral – a talk by Arthur Dodds to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 12 July 2017, 7.30 pm
Sherburn Hospital after the Reformation c1595 – a talk by Margaret Harvey to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 7.30 pm
Old Durham Garden – a talk by Martin Roberts to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 7.30 pm
Collecting Autographs – a talk by Tony Hillman to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7.30 pm
18th Battalion DLI “The Durham Pals” – a talk by Alastair Fraser, Assistant Librarian Durham University to Aycliffe Village Local History Society at Aycliffe Village Hall. Non-members welcome.

Saturday 13 January 2018, 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.