A return trip back to 1821. Day 2.

Newton Aycliffe Station

A return trip back to 1821. Day 2. 14th October 9.55am In OCTOBER it will be 200 years since George Stephenson, Robert Stephenson and John Dixon surveyed the land from the coalfield around Witton Castle to the Tees. You are invited to re-enact the journey over three days along what became in 1825 the Stockton […]

Free

A return trip back to 1821. Day 3

Skerne Bridge, Darlington

In October it will be 200 years since George Stephenson, Robert Stephenson and John Dixon surveyed the land from the coalfield around Witton Castle to the Tees. You are invited to re-enact the journey over three days along what became in 1825 the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Please note that these walks are one-way, so […]

Free

S&DR Railway Exhibition, Bishop Auckland November 2021-January 2022

People's Community Museum, Bishop Auckland 27 Railway Street, Bishop Auckland

The Friends’ area groups from West Auckland and St. Helen’s (WASH) and Brusselton (B I G) have arranged a display of S&DR artefacts, books and old railway maps etc,  in the People’s Community Museum at 27 Railway Street, Bishop Auckland (located just off Newgate Street) DL14 7LR and managed by the former B I G […]

Free

Santa at the Station

Head of Steam Railway Museum North Road Station, Darlington

Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes, face painting, festive music, mini train ride and arts and crafts, museum cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks, crisps and biscuits Adults (non members) £4, Adults (members) free, Children £8, Family Ticket £25.00 (2 […]

£4

Exhibition and consultation events regarding the proposed new build at Locomotion, Shildon

Locomotion, Shildon

Next year, Locomotion in Shildon will be putting planning permission in for their new building. This is scheduled for submission in late January/early February and as part of this they will be hosting an exhibition on-site at Locomotion from 15-20 January that explains the proposal. They will also be holding two drop-in sessions – one […]

Shildon Circular Guided Walk

Locomotion, Shildon

Saturday 13th February 2022. A walk led by the Brusselton Incline Group ending at Locomotion. Further details to follow.

Free

Walking the Line – Haggerleases Branch Line West Auckland to Low Lands

West Auckland Station Road, West Auckland

This is the first of two walks to explore what survives of the Haggerleases branch line opened in 1830 and whether any heritage features found require conservation. We will photograph any features found and provide an accurate grid reference and make management recommendations. We will also look at the current state of the access and […]

Gaunless Bridge Cleaning Party

Stationmaster's House, West Auckland West Auckland

Welly (or sturdy boot) owning people with a can-do attitude are invited to join in a clean-up of the Gaunless Bridge abutment area at West Auckland/St. Helen Auckland on Tuesday 15th March for about 2 hours. You will be supervised by representatives of Historic England and the Wear Tees River Trust. Meet at the former […]

Walking the Line – The Slack to Low Lands

The Slack B6282,, Butterknowle

Walking the Line – Haggerleases Branch Line. The Slack to Lands – Friday 19th March 10.30am The second walk is from The Slack to Lands. This is 1.3 miles each way but there is much more to see so it is likely to take a while. The walk can also be extended to include the […]

WASH Riverbank clean

Stationmaster's House, West Auckland

W A S H together with its partners have arranged a further clean up of the riverbank Wednesday 6th April meet at the former station masters house St Helen 9.30 for 9.45 sturdy boots sturdy gloves Refreshments use of toilets courteous of W A S H you will need a can do attitude For further […]