Posted By Robert. Stephenson


 In total, 13,881 people attended 30 anniversary events between May and the end of October organised as part of the Stephenson 150 festival.

An exhibition in the Main Guard arranged by Berwick Civic Society had attracted some 7000 people. A two-day exhibition in the Guildhall at the end of June, which attracted 2000 people, while another 1600 had gone along to the model railway weekend at the Swan Centre and Heatherslaw Light Railway.

The five lectures dedicated to the memory of Gus Fairbairn on the history of the railways in Berwick had been attended by almost 400 people, and four rail-themed film nights at The Maltings had attracted 350.

300 pupils taking part in a 'Bridges to Schools' project at Longridge Towers.About 150 people had taken part in three railway walks.

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