The Local History Group is probably the longest serving interest group within our U3A. We have maintained over 85 members in recent years. We meet on the second Friday of the month at 10.00 am for 10.30 am at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church.
We follow a programme of eight lectures when the broad focus is local history. During the summer we organise outings instead of lectures. Some of these are local but coaches are provided for longer trips. Normally the September day visit involves a Heritage Open Day opportunity.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Jun 12th||Visit to Miners Hall, Durham|
|Fri Jul 10th||Visit to Belsay Hall, Northumberland.|
|Fri Aug 14th||Visit to Hexham Abbey.|
|Fri Sep 11th||“Music at Auckland Flower Show in the Victorian period”|
|Fri Oct 9th||“The history of thr Lit and Phil, Newcastle”|
|Fri Nov 13th||“Gertrude Bell - The Desert Queen”|
|Fri Dec 11th||“Stan Laurel-The Early Years” - Tom Hutchinson|