June 17th 2015
Friends of the S&DR 1825 Conference
'Locomotion' National Railway Museum
Shildon County Durham
Morning sessions Chair Niall Hammond
Paul Kirkman (Director National Railway Museum)
Richard Evans (Director Beamish Museum)
'The Value of Heritage and Regeneration'
Andy Guy (Standing Conference on Early Railways)
'Better Than First : The significance of the Stockton and Darlington Railway , 1821 - 1830'
Dr. Michael Bailey (President of The Stephenson Railway Society)
'The Emergence of the Modern Railway, the Legacy of the S&DR'
Afternoon Sessions Chair Chris Lloyd, Northern Echo
Statement from the three councils
Anthony Coulls (Senior Curator, National Railway Museum)
'A String of Pearls? The route of the S&DR and Present Day Remains'
Henry Owen-John (Head of International Advice, Historic England)
'World Heritage Site Status - What does it mean and what is involved?'
Richard Morris (Trustee, Heritage Lottery Fund)
'The Value of Heritage to Community and Economy'
16.15 Speakers Panel - Questions and Answers Session
Niall Hammond, Trish Pemberton, Friends of the S&DR
Closing remarks and actions