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George Stephenson

George Stephenson

George Stephenson was born in the village of Wylam in Northumberland and brought up in a tiny cottage shared with other families. His parents, who could not read or write, couldn’t afford to send him to school and so he worked as a colliery brakesman. He had also...

Edward Pease (1767-1858)

Edward Pease (1767-1858)

Edward Pease was born on the 31st May 1767 to Joseph Pease and Mary Richardson, prominent Quakers in Darlington. He boarded at school in Leeds and then joined his father in the woollen business at the age of 15. He married Rachel Whitwell from Kendal in 1796. While...

Tribute to a Tea Pot

Tribute to a Tea Pot

In our house, we have two expensive modern teapots. Both drip when the tea is poured leaving papers, biscuits, coasters and tea trays swimming in Yorkshire tea. For Christmas, yours truly was given a LNER silver plated teapot by her doting spouse. This teapot is a...

Happy Birthday Middlesbrough

On the 27th December 1830, the Stockton & Darlington Railway Company formally opened their new port, sometimes referred to as Port Darlington with its associated planned new town of Middlesbrough. The port was opened with a train of passenger coaches and waggons...

Meet the Hackworths

This video has been prepared by the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway as part of the History and Heritage Festival running between the 23rd October and 1st November 2020. Here is a chance to learn about the Hackworths and their contribution to the...

The Battle for Locomotion No.1

The Battle for Locomotion No.1

You may have seen petitions and newspaper reports about the battle to either keep Locomotion No.1 in Darlington, or to move her 'home' to Locomotion in Shildon. This is an eight minute talk with slides that sets out a few facts before you decide which side of the...

2025 – A Vision

2025 – A Vision

Celebrate in 2025! This week we have seen much about the 195th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It has been an odd set of celebrations, nearly all online, remote, socially distanced, masked and quiet. But what about 2025 - the 200th...

The Stockton & Darlington Railway’s Gaunless Bridge

The Stockton & Darlington Railway’s Gaunless Bridge

An announcement on the 28th July 2020 by Locomotion, the railway museum in Shildon, that the ironwork for Stephenson’s Gaunless Bridge is due to move from the National Railway Museum in York to Locomotion, is very welcome news.
So here is a little bit more about that innovative and pioneering railway structure – this talk lasts under 9 minutes.

Lesser known railway recipes

Lesser known railway recipes

Our hunt for lesser known railway related recipes continues. Earlier this month we were given a recipe for the Railway Pasty – apparently it was a sweet treat in the lunch boxes of railway workers. Now we have found (OK it was my mother!) a similar recipe for a...

Lockdown Locomotion – in chocolate!

Lockdown Locomotion – in chocolate!

If you are looking for things to do with the children while they are staying safe at home, you could order some chocolate mini rolls, chocolate fingers and chocolate buttons in your next shop (giant or regular size buttons depending on the effect you are after - the...

Model steam engine dated 1836

https://www.facebook.com/SDR1825/videos/480265972667250/ This little model engine was built by Thomas Greener in 1836 and can now be seen at the award-winning Brass, Steel and Fire at the National Railway Museum, York, until 13th April and then at the Science Museum,...

Spreading the Word!

Spreading the Word!

Our designer-made silk scarf inspired by Timothy Hackworth’s plugwheel comes beautifully wrapped and complete with an S&DR certificate of authenticity and a Hackworth certificate.

Chuffing good blogs

Chuffing good blogs

The journey is underway. We've got some great blogs coming soon. Look out for a plug for the plugwheel scarf and some advice from a design consultant on fabulous ways to wear them. Interviews with steam specialists, top suppliers and if we are very lucky chocolatiers...

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