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October 2020

The Story of Brusselton Incline

October 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

A 23 minute film chronicling, in brief, the role that the rope hauled, self-acting and horse drawn route, and specifically the Brusselton Incline, played in assuring the viability of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, explaining how it worked and what remains to visit today.

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S&DR History and Heritage Festival 23rd October – 1st November 2020

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

The History and Heritage Festival 2020 celebrates heritage through people and place. Find out about the building of the Town Hall, uncover what survives of The Stockton & Darlington Railway, meet the people who shaped Bishop Auckland and those that built the Stockton & Darlington Railway. More information coming soon.

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Walking the Line: Etherley Incline

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Phoenix Row
Free

A guided walk from the start of the Stockton & Darlington Railway beyond Phoenix Row, up Etherley Incline to the site of the Stationary Engine and Engineman’s house (hear about the Greener family) and down to Greenfields and return. Approximately 3 miles with up-hill stretches. Chance for a comfort break and a visit to a garden on the incline. S&DR Walk Booklet available at £2.50 each. Booking: Telephone Jane Hackworth-Young 01833 627712 or John Raw 01388 663764. Numbers will be…

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Walking the Line: Head of Steam to Oak Tree Junction

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Head of Steam Museum
Free

Walking the Line: Head of Steam, Darlington to Oak Tree Junction From the Head of Steam car park, the walk follows (or as near to as possible) the original route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway passing various buildings, bridges, landmarks, structures, cuttings, embankments, etc. After the walk we will return to Head of Steam by train from Dinsdale Station. Walk length including Oak Tree Junction to Dinsdale Station is about 6 miles. Booking: Telephone Peter Bainbridge 01642 868877. Numbers…

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History and Heritage Festival Launch

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online,

Hear from Chris Lloyd, Northern Echo; Dr Bob McManners, Chair of the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone and Trish Pemberton, Chair, Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway as we open the History and Heritage Festival. @FriendsoftheStockton&DarlingtonRailway

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Bishop FM History Hour

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Free

An hour-long show celebrating the history and heritage of Bishop Auckland and the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Join presenter Gary Burgham and guests, interspersed with music from local artists. Location: 105.9 FM or or listen online at  http://www.bishopfm.com

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Walking the Line: Brusselton Incline

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Walking the Line: Brusselton Incline A guided walk from Brusselton Accommodation Bridge on the second incline on the Stockton & Darlington Railway to see the Stationary Engine (now converted into a house) and Engineman’s Houses (hear about the Young family), down to Shildon, through the former S&DR works to the Masons Arms Crossing, Timothy Hackworth’s House and railway buildings and on to Locomotion for a tour (subject to Covid restrictions) approx. 2.5 miles. Toilet facilities at Locomotion and the cafe…

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Walking the Line: Cockfield Fell and the Haggerleases Branch Line

October 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Church, Cockfield
Free

Walking the Line: Cockfield Fell and the Haggerleases branch line 10.00 am -1.00 pm This walk starts in the ancient green village of Cockfield and takes us onto the Fell, which is a scheduled ancient monument. We cover more than 2000 years of history from the Iron Age up to the present day. Using pictures to help us imagine life on the Fell in days gone by, we learn about coal mining, the development of the railways and other industries…

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Working the Line: Towards the 200th Anniversary 2025

October 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free
Brusselton Incline Group Work Party

Join Trish Pemberton as she meets some of the people currently working along the line. Several groups have now sprung up along the route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, working within the Friends of the S&DR to protect and preserve the line.  Find out about their work and, you never know – you might decide to join them. Location: www.SDR1825.org.uk

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Timothy Hackworth and family: Shildon and the start of the modern railway age

October 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Come on a journey in and around Shildon with Jane Hackworth-Young, direct descendant of Timothy Hackworth, the man who set the world on fire in 1825 and took a leading role in kick starting the modern railway age. Location: www.SDR1825.org.uk

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