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Hopetown - Red Wheel plaque unveiling

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Ther red plaque - Maurice Burns

The Transport Trust has fitted a Red Wheel plaque to the front of the Hopetown (Darlington Locomotive Works) building.

After Sir William had unveiled the plaque: Stephen Middleton (Transport Trust), Sir William McAlpine (President of the Transport Trust), Sue Snowdon (Lord Lieutenant for Co Durham) and the Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington (Councillor Brian Jones and Councillor Mrs Doris Jones BEM) - Maurice Burns

The unveiling took place at 2pm on Friday 7th April and began with Stephen Middleton introducing the Transport Trust and its Red Wheel plaque scheme as well as welcoming the guests, and then invited Sir William McAlpine to unveil the plaque.

By the J27, Alistair MacConachie (Vice lord Lieutenant for Co Durham), Fred Ramshaw (NELPG J72 Locomotive Engineering Manager), Sir William McAlpine,  Sue Snowdon (Lord Lieutenant for Co Durham) Chris Lawson (NELPG Secretary),and the Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington (Councillor Brian Jones and Councillor Mrs Doris Jones BEM) - Maurice Burns

David Elliott of the A1 Trust then explained the arrangements for the rest of the visit and everyone moved into the NELPG part of the building to inspect the work going on with the J27 and J72.

A crowd shot of the visitors in which Fred Ramshaw  is expaining to the Lord Lieutenat about our work and the J27 overhaul, while Chris Lawson is doing the same for the Mayor and Mayoress - Maurice Burns

Chris Lawson with the  Mayor and Mayoress whilst behind is Ada Burns (Chief Executive of Darlington Borough Council), Stepehn Middleton, and his wife.- Maurice Burns

The Mayor signes the visitors book - Maurice Burns

Guests were then taken next door to the A1 wing of the building to see work on the P2, and where tea and biscuits (hosted jointly by NELPG and the A1 Trust) was available.

Ther red plaque - Maurice Burns

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:04