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South Durham U3A

Active in Darlington, Cockerton, and surrounding areas

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Local History

The Local History Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday morning each month upstairs at Age Concern in Bradbury House on Beaumont Street at 10.00 for coffee - the meetings begins at 10.30.

Our programme is made up of visiting speakers, talks from our own members who have researched a particular area of interest and visits to local sites of historical significance.  


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Meeting - topic

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February 18th

Hummersknott Allotments

20th - Walk in South Park

March 17th

Story of Mary Eleanor Bowes

25th - Visit to Bishop's Palace, Bishop Auckland

April 21st

Women of the Durham Coalfield


No meeting

June 16th

Chris Lloyd - Rockcliffe Hall

24th - visit to Raby Castle

July 21st

The Boy from the Fell - Harry Peart's early life in Cockfield

August 18th

Every Photo Tells a Story

Visit to Quaker Burial Ground

September 15th

Timothy Hackworth

Visit to Aske Hall

October 20th

Charles & Mary Farrow

November 17th


December 15th