Litter Picks in March

If you are able to assist the following dates are planned for litter picking:

Wed 4 March South Park 10-12 at the Clock Tower

Sat 7 March Denes 10-12 in the Play Dene (Widdowfield St)

Tues 17 March Cockerbeck 10-12 Car Park opposite Edgecombe Dr

Thur 19 March North Park 10-12 Cumberland St Entrance

Thur 26 March Blackwell 10-12 Blackwell Lane (Between Grangeside 7 Hotel Ent)

Mon 30 March Baydale 10-12 Layby next to the pub


County Durham Archaeology Day Saturday 21st March 2020

To be held in the Council Chamber and Durham Room, County Hall, Durham


If you’re interested in archaeology come along and find out more. Below is a list of the fascinating talks taking place:

New Investigations at the East Park Roman Settlement, Sedgefield. Josh Hogue, DigVentures

Excavation at Binchester Roman Fort 2019. Steve Collison, Northern Archaeological Associates.

The First Ever Excavations at Middleham Castle, Bishop Middleham. Josh Hogue, DigVentures

Excavations at Walworth Deserted Medieval Village. Richard Carlton, The Archaeological Practice.

Investigations on the North Terrace of Auckland Castle 2019. Jamie Armstrong, Archaeological Services Durham University. 

The Discovery of Bek’s Chapel at Auckland Castle. John Castling, The Auckland Project.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme 2019. Benjamin Westwood, Finds Liaison Officer Durham and Tees.


Location: Council Chamber, County Hall, (there is ample free parking at County Hall, and County Hall is well served with public transport. Durham City Park and Ride Scheme buses also stop at County Hall.).

Time: 9:50am – 4:00pm. Doors Open at 9:15 AM

Cost: £18.00 which includes buffet lunch, teas & coffees; £14.00 for full-time students, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, or require a vegetarian lunch.


Tickets sell out very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be on sale from 10.00am Monday 17th February 2020.


To book and pay for a place online follow  click on More Services and select Archaeology Day – Order Tickets or contact 03000 260000 if you wish to book and pay over the phone. Please note that requests for tickets to be sent out in the post will incur a £1 postage and packing fee.


There will be displays by local societies and archaeological contractors as well as bookstalls in the adjacent Durham Room.


Snipe Pond – Tree Planting Monday 16 March 10am

As the weather was responsible for the cancellation of tree planting in February at Snipe Pond this task has been rescheduled for March – fingers crossed on the weather!


 Health & Well Being Day – Queen Elizabeth College Thursday 19 March.

We will be promoting the Photo Competition and of course the club itself. The event starts at 10am until 2pm although we would need to be there from 9.30 to set up. If any members are able to help on the day I would be grateful. (Sue Weston)


Field Club Council Meeting – Friday 27 March @7pm Elm Ridge Church.


Sat 28 March Waterstones Secret Darlington – Book by Chris Lloyd

Chris will be in Waterstones signing his new book between 11.00 -13.00.  He has attended Field Club meetings to deliver talks and his new book should be interesting for those in and around Darlington.