The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway are holding their last walk on Wednesday 3 July meeting outside the main entrance to Preston Park Museum at 6pm.
The walk will take you along the original 1825 track-bed which runs through Preston Park and will be lead by Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology.
Again all are welcome to come along and to finish we will steam along to the Locomotion in nearby Station Road for drinks and nibbles.
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the walk and thanks in particular to Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology for leading the walk and to Barry Thompson for organising all three of these Stockton walks. A couple of comments from the FoS&DR Facebook page;
Over 20 people made it this evening for our 3rd S&DR Stockton walk. It was a fabulous walk along the S&DR track bed at Preston Park led by Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology. The weather was perfect. Robin pointed out many interesting things along the way. We finished up at the Locomotion Hotel at Eaglescliffe for a wonderful social with plenty of food (and drink of course). The Hotel is full of S&DR artefacts and memorabilia.
And from our very own Time Traveller ;
Great talk by Robin Daniels, providing lots of new insights into the railway and the environment, based on the work carried out by Tees Archaeology.
Wonderful hospitality from the Locomotion pub.
Well organised by Barry Thompson.
Great to see the growing interest in the heritage of Stockton and Darlington Railway.
PS Who organised the fantastic weather? Where were you on 12 June for my walk?
With the bi-centenary of the S&DR only five years away we need to keep the Stockton end of the line in the public eye and having got this head of steam built up need to keep on rolling forward and that’s enough railway puns for now!
Sadly I can’t be at the Preston Park walk, to see the track of the original S & D line, I have arranged to repair an old clock at a mansion near Hamsterly Forrest, but the clock is said to be from Yarm, the previous owners of the Friarage, on selling the house, dismantled the huge clock, and the large bell and took it away. The bell cast in York is dated 1771, with the name Dalton, the Clock is even more ancient, Town Hall?