South Shields Local History Group looks forward to welcoming Peter Leech as their speaker on Monday, 20th August. This early mineral railway began construction in 1832 and encountered several setbacks before the line was completed through to the drops at South Shields. Peter’s talk is based on the story of the original railway, where it ran and the sections that are still in use. Although the original railway lasted for only a few years, it affected the later layout for a lot of our transport and communications as well as the development of many towns and villages along its route. Peter’s account will be a fascinating insight into the challenges and innovations associated with this particular aspect of our local history.
The meeting will be held between 5.15 – 6.45pm in Room A, upstairs in Cleadon Park Library at that the end of Prince Edward Road. Visitors are welcome to join us at a charge of £1.