Bishop Auckland & District

Local History

CONTACT:Janet and Jill
Email:Click on the bird
WHERE:Bishop Auckland Methodist Church
WHEN:2nd Friday of the month 10.15 for 10.30

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 10.15 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.

As of September 2021, with the lifting of Covid restrictions, meetings resumed at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church. The programme to the end of the year can be seen in the link 'Speaker and Event Schedule 2021' and 2022 schedule to date can also be found there.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jul 8th Visit to Nenthead Mine
Fri Aug 12th Visit to Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley
Fri Sep 9th Martin Roberts: "Updating Pevsner's Guide"
Fri Oct 14th Robin MacKay:"Hugh MacKay Carpets"
Fri Nov 11th Margaret Hedley: "Thomas Kenny VC"
Fri Dec 9th Richard Pears: "Georgian Geordies"
More Group Pages
Art & Architecture Bridge Current Affairs French
Garden Visits Genealogy Italian Living with Technology
Local History Photography Poetry Reading
Science, Engineering & Technol Spanish String Band Strollers
Sunday Lunch Group Ten Pin Bowling Theatre Visits Walking (4-6 miles)
Walking (6 - 8 miles) Walking Cricket Walking Holidays Wildlife and Environment
More Group Pages
Art & Architecture Bridge
Current Affairs French
Garden Visits Genealogy
Italian Living with Technology
Local History Photography
Poetry Reading
Science, Engineering & Technol Spanish
String Band Strollers
Sunday Lunch Group Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Visits Walking (4-6 miles)
Walking (6 - 8 miles) Walking Cricket
Walking Holidays Wildlife and Environment