Grant awarded to Station History Group

Deputy Mayor, Councillor David Fleming visited the Bishop Auckland Station History Group recently to present a cheque for £100 from the Town Council’s Community Fund.

The aim of the project is to promote the town’s heritage links, with a particular focus on its railway and industrial past.

Part of this endeavour is the permanent exhibition inside of the Four Clocks Centre, with a combination of information boards, photographic display, artwork and exhibits.

The centrepiece of the display is the century year old banner of the Bishop Auckland Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen.

Chairman of the Group, Michael O’Neill said: “The £100 grant received from the Bishop Auckland Town Council Community fund, has significantly contributed to the purchase of a wall mounted monitor screen, to allow us to display a pictorial history of Bishop Auckland and the Railways from 1825 to the present time”.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Fleming said: “In 1963 Dr. Beeching tried to close the railway down, but thanks to Bishop Auckland Station History Group, we are trying to turn this around with this wonderful display in the Four Clocks Centre and it gives me great pleasure to present this cheque.”

Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Community Fund budgets an amount each year which is to be used to support organisations working for the benefit of the people of Bishop Auckland. Applications are considered at the Finance Committee meetings held in June and December.

Visit www.bishopauckland-tc.gov.uk to download an application form or contact the Town Council on 01388 609852 for more information.


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