North East & Yorkshire

Durham Friendship Centre is a very successful organisation of 50 members and we still have room for more.

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Our Monthly Meeting

We meet at 2:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at
Belmont Community Centre for entertainment by a guest speaker
and to enjoy each others company.

Our Programme of Speakers


Apr 10: "Gardening Matters" presented by Michael Robbie.

May 8: "Hearing Dogs for the Deaf" presented by Iain Scrivin (and Dog).

Jun 12: "Northumberland Blood Bikers (emergency transfer of blood)" presented by Nigel Barlow.

Jul 10: "Dorothy’s Well Project In Tanzania" presented by Jim O’Connor.

Aug 14: "The Thieving Magpie" presented by Doug Stewart.

Sep 11: "Eddie Chapman Criminal & Wartime Spy" presented by Bernard Hope.

Oct 9: "Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue" presented by Steve Owers.

Nov 13: "30 years of Fire Station Humour" presented by Peter Weighil.

Dec 11: Christmas Meeting & Entertainment with "Fools Gold".


Jan 8: "Postcards from Brazil" presented by Kath and Harry Gilbert.

Feb 12: "Mary Eleanor Bowes, The Scandalous Countess of Strathmore" presented by Glynis Grainger.

Mar 12: Our AGM.

Our Activities

Ten Pin Bowling - gives us gentle exercise every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in AMF Bowl, Washington.

Pub Lunches - expand our waistlines every fourth Tuesday at 12 noon at a variety of venues

Day and Weekend Trips - provide camaraderie and relaxation at various times of the year.

Durham is an Independent Friendship Centre and also a Member of the Friendship Centre Federation