Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland
Regular meetings, excursions and organised fieldwork focussing on both the local area and worldwide archeological research.

Arthur Wharton
The World’s first Black Professional Footballer and also the world’s first 100 Yard record holder, a Darlington and North East Hero

Aycliffe Village Local History Society
Society for anyone interested in local history, especially that of the Great Aycliffe area.

Darlington Historical Society
Local history society with monthly meetings (September – April), guided walks and visits

Darlington Lecture Association
Monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including history, travel, antiques and wildlife

Darlington Quakers and the Friends Meeting House
Offical web site of the Darlington Quakers and the Friends Meeting House

Darlington Railway Preservation Society
Meets every Tuesday night at 6pm in the old goods shed at North Road, next door to the Head of Steam museum. Please feel free to drop in.

Friends of Darlington Railway Centre and Museum
The Friends’ programme of regular talks at the Darlington Head of Steam cover the history and future of railways, their engineering and operation.

North East Vernacular Architecture Group (NEVAG)
NEVAG explores the craftsmanship of vernacular buildings across the North East, recording the traditional architecture of houses, cottages and farms across Durham and Northumberland. A regular programme of events and visits to buildings and settlements of interest are available to members.

The Northern Echo History Section
Local history covering the North East, including Chris Lloyd’s Echo Memories