We meet in Bishop Auckland Town Hall on the third Tuesday of each month except in December when we meet on the second Tuesday. At each meeting full details of the coming months activities are available and after announcements there is a speaker covering the widest variety of subjects. The meeting is usually over before noon.
Most of the other events are organised by Groups.
Please check with any Groups that interest you for further details of meeting dates and times as not all recurring events are shown here.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Jun 28th||Bridge||Bridge Session|
|Fri Jul 5th||Bridge||Bridge Session|
|Fri Jul 12th||Local History||Visit to Mount Grace Priory|
|Tue Jul 16th||Meeting||The Origins of our Language, a talk by Peter Rogerson|
|Fri Jul 19th||Bridge||Bridge Session|
|Fri Jul 26th||Bridge||Bridge Session|
|Tue Jul 30th||Walking (4-6 miles)||South Shields to Whitley Bay.|
|Fri Aug 9th||Local History||Visit to Durham Cathedral with guided tour|
|Tue Aug 20th||Meeting||Secrets in the Attic - The Plot Thickens, a talk by Tony Nicholson|
|Tue Sep 10th||Theatre Visits||Les Miserables|
|Fri Sep 13th||Local History||Heritage Open Day event|
Visit to Brancepeth Castle.
|Tue Sep 17th||Meeting||Weather from Figures to Forecasts, a talk by Ken Cook|
|Sun Oct 6th||Wildlife and Environment||Coach trip to Lion Salt Mill and Jodrell Bank with overnight stay at the De Vere Cranage Hotel.|
|Thu Oct 10th||Theatre Visits||Matthew Bourne's modern ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet.|
|Fri Oct 11th||Local History||“Wor Woolies:An Architectural Tour of former Woolworth Stores in the North East|
Speaker- Graham Soult
|Tue Oct 15th||Meeting||This month's meeting is preceded by the Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by a talk on Armoured cars in Russia: Extracts from a WW1 diary by Margaret Bozic|
|Tue Oct 29th||Theatre Visits||Opera North present La Boheme|
|Fri Nov 8th||Local History||“Battle of Britain in the North East”|
Speaker- George Dixon
|Tue Nov 19th||Meeting||The 1825 Stockton & Darlington Railway. Better than 'first'? Work in progress for the bicentenary in 2025', a talk by Niall Hammond|
|Tue Dec 10th||Meeting||The Durham River Wear Assemblage, a talk by Gary Bankhead.|
This will be followed by our Christmas lunch.
|Tue Dec 10th||Social||Today is our Christmas lunch - an event not to be missed. Fine food and wine, raffle prizes, a quiz and wonderful prizes. (maybe the last bit is something of an exaggeration)|
|Fri Dec 13th||Local History||“Mining in the North Pennines”|
Speaker- Peter Jackson
|Sat Dec 14th||Theatre Visits||Annual full day visit to Keswick with matinee performance of Christmas Carol|
|Wed Mar 4th||Theatre Visits||Opera North present The Marriage of Figaro|
|Thu Mar 19th||Theatre Visits||Royal Shakespeare Company present As You Like it|