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Do the Locomotion!

26th February 2023 Despite the promise of Spring, the weather had taken a slight turn for the worse and with me nursing a hopefully minor knee injury we decided to have a weekend ‘off’ and visit Shildon’s Locomotion Railway Museum – somewhere I’ve never been, have wanted to go for years but somehow never managed. …

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Marking the Parish Boundaries

If you’re walking through Teesdale on the Teesdale Way you’re bound to encounter pairs of what look like milk churns or chimney pots, split down the middle and usually rust-red in colour. Inscribed vertically on each are the names of the Teesdale parishes they mark: Middleton-in-Teesdale, Eggleston, Romaldkirk, Hunderthwaite, Cotherstone, Lartingon, Barnard Castle, Startforth, Marwood, …

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