Edward Pease was the main promoter and funder of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. He worked closely with George Stephenson and many other officers of the S&DR to create the start of our modern railway network. He took a great delight and personal interest in his fruit trees and vineyard and Rachel, his wife, would send fruit to family members. The Pease family garden to the rear of their house on Northgate in Darlington stretched down to the river Skerne and then across to the other side of the valley where trees were planted, avenues set out and a walled orchard created. This became affectionately known as Peaceful Valley – a humorous play on the Pease family name.
Our soap is made by the Durham Colliery Soap Studio. In fact just like the Stockton & Darlington Railway, this soap is made and designed by an engineer – Rachael Smith. Rachael juggles engineering, soap making and motherhood. Now that is the sort of entrepreneurship that got the Stockton & Darlington Railway up and running!