Events Guide 

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Events Guide 2017 [pdf document]

Vintage Rally Sunday 21 May 2017 11am – 3pm

Vintage Vehicle Rally Small

Following on from last year’s success the Head of Steam will be holding its annual Vintage Rally event. The rally is open to all historic vehicles and exhibitors will receive free admission to the museum for the day. Attractions this year include Balloon modeller/juggler, mini train ride, children rides and much more.

Exhibitor Registration Form [pdf document]

North East Railways in World War One Pop Up Exhibition

The North East Railways in World War One project has seen a team of volunteers search through the archive at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum and record over 9,000 railway men who enlisted in the First World War. This exhibition brings together the stories discovered during the research and highlights case studies of a small number of the 18,000 men who enlisted from the North Eastern Railway company as well as those who remained at home on war service.

Each pop up banner has been created to stand alone and each banner centres on one theme. The case studies in the exhibition cover individuals from all areas of the North Eastern Railway Company, from the Borders to Hull.

Exhibition Contents:

  • 6 x Single Pop Up Banners:
  1. Introduction
  2. Railway War Work
  3. Women and the Railway
  4. The Bentley Family
  5. More than Mud and Trenches
  6. Illustration of railway man going to the ‘Front’.
  • 1 x Double Pop Up Banner:
  1. Northumberland Fusiliers 17th (N.E.R.) Battalion.

Hiring Information

The exhibition is free for venues to loan but venues will be responsible for transportation. For further information or to book this exhibition please contact Alison Grange by email or by telephone 01325 405542.

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