A CD of songs especially written to celebrate the first 5 miles of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and Shildon in particular (except ‘Lean on Me’ by Bill Withers). These songs were written and performed by Citizen Songwriters (local people from Shildon under the professional guidance of Sam Slatcher) and first performed in Shildon’s Railway Institute. This may be the product of non-professionals, but these tunes are curiously catchy and you’ll be singing along in no time.
The CD features an extract from a painting called ‘A New Era Dawns’ by John Wigston. This was commissioned by The Railway Station Shop and is also available as a print, greetings cards and on the box of S&DR biscuits.
The money from the sale of this CD goes directly to the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.