Welcome to the second History and Heritage Festival, now expanded and bringing together two Heritage Action Zone programmes. Ten days of varied and fascinating events, both virtual and live from craft activities, online exhibitions/displays, walks and talks. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our theme for this year is “People and Place” with events and […]
Newly elected local MPs, representing constituencies along the route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, met with the Friends chair Trish Pemberton today at Portcullis House in London on Wednesday to discuss the preparations for the bicentenary celebrations. Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison and Darlington MP Peter Gibson were present. Matt Vickers, newly elected MP […]
On the proposal by the National Railway Museum to move Locomotion No.1 from Darlington to Shildon; A Statement by The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Locomotion No.1 is one of the most recognisable and historically important early steam locomotives in the world and as such deserves a suitably appropriate and inspiring home to […]
Welcome once again to the chair’s report – incorporating the vice-chair’s report. Another busy month has passed and there is, as usual, a good deal to tell you about. The chair and vice-chair attended the Rail Heritage Board meeting at the start of May and afterwards attended a short ‘catch up’ meeting with Linda Tuttiett […]
Volunteers from across County Durham came together to take part in Durham County Council’s Big Spring Clean which last Thursday set it’s sights on the section of the Stockton & Darlington Railway between Shildon and Newton Aycliffe.
Lord Derek Foster, a Tribute from the Chair “As many of you may already have seen in the press, our distinguished patron and President, Lord Derek Foster has passed away at the age of 81, as a result of cancer. I am deeply saddened as during my first years living in County Durham he was […]
A little piece of our railway history was restored and returned to its rightful place on 27 September 2018 when the 1925 plaque celebrating 100 years of railways (and the S&DR in particular) was reinstalled on the building at St John’s Crossing, Stockton-on-Tees.