The Stockton & Darlington Railway Company Ltd (trading as the Railway Station)
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...
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...
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...
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.
The name of the Stockton & Darlington Railway seems to give a lot of people trouble and they frequently get it wrong. So, in this short myth buster, we are going to look at why it’s called the Stockton & Darlington Railway and why so many people get it wrong....
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...
This is a short myth busting discussion with slides of just over 10 minutes, between Caroline Hardie and Niall Hammond both Trustees of the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The story goes…..on Thursday 19th April 1821, an important, life changing...
Lockdown Lecture no.2 is all about What Survives of the 1825 S&DR.
Here is the first Lockdown Lecture featuring the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It lasts about 25 minutes, so feel free to grab a cup of tea/glass of something and tune in. As it is the first one it is not entirely glitch free (especially if you use subtitles) but...
Mrs Jane Hackworth
Some of our Skerne Bridge gifts
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...
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...
Timothy Hackworth was born in Wylam in 1786, five years after his fellow railway pioneer George Stephenson had been born in the same village. Their paths through life diverged but they were brought together by early experience in the coalfields of the NE England, work...
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