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An opportunity to join the team developing the bicentenary celebration
(The following document give full details)
Contact for further information :

Alan Jackson
Celebrating the Hetton Colliery Railway, designed by George Stephenson and opened in 1822, an internationally important development in the early history of railways.

Its aim is to promote the educational, cultural and historical importance ot the Hetton Colliery Railway.

To celebrate the Hetton Colliery Railway Bicentenary in 2022 we have been making plans, which include exhibitions, public lectures, work with local schools and publishing books.

Please go to the events page for more information.

Why not get involved ?


Regular meetings are currently suspended due to covid-19


Regular meetings open to all interested parties are held monthly at the ELCAP centre Easington Lane  DH5 0LE


In between the open meetings we have sub committee meetings developing the following activities.


  • Lectures, Exhibitions and publicity

  • Legacy

  • Schools liaison

  • Hetton Carnival liaison


If you feel you could me a contribution to any of the above please get in touch.

Web site updated 27th January 2021
Contacting us

For any of the activities outlined above please contact

Alan Jackson at

For suggestions or comments on the web site please contact

Eric Fletcher at