Life along the Line: Shildon Stories

2025 will be a very significant year in the history of the North East. It will be 200 years since the first steam-hauled passenger railway - the Stockton & Darlington Railway - that shaped the future of rail travel across the UK and around the world. 

Life along the Line 
is an intergenerational community project that engages people who have lived, worked, and travelled along the railways around Shildon through storytelling and songwriting.


Through a series of digital and in-person workshops, the project captures the lived memories of those who have lived around the railways in Shildon through music and engages these songs/stories with primary school pupils to tell the history of the railways in Shildon.

The project was launched on Wednesday 28 April online (see video top right).

We would love to know your story! Let us know using the form below.... 

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