Bishop Auckland & District

Local History

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 Mar 13th “Remaking Beamish”
Natasha Anson
Fri Apr 10th Good Friday
No meeting
Fri May 8th Bank Holiday
No meeting
Fri Jun 12th Visit
Fri Jul 10th Visit
Fri Aug 14th Visit
Fri Sep 11th “Music at Auckland Flower Show in the Victorian period”
Stephen Martin
Fri Oct 9th “The history of thr Lit and Phil, Newcastle”
Ian McArdle
Fri Nov 13th “Gertrude Bell - The Desert Queen”
Anthony Atkinson
Fri Dec 11th “Stan Laurel-The Early Years”
More Group Pages
Art & Architecture Bowls Bridge Current Affairs
Garden Visits Genealogy Italian Local History
Maths Poetry Reading Science, engineering & technol
Spanish String Band Strollers Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Visits Walking (4-6 miles) Walking (7-10 miles) Wildlife and Environment
More Group Pages
Art & Architecture Bowls
Bridge Current Affairs
Garden Visits Genealogy
Italian Local History
Maths Poetry
Reading Science, engineering & technol
Spanish String Band
Strollers Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Visits Walking (4-6 miles)
Walking (7-10 miles) Wildlife and Environment