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4 CLOCKS HERITAGE PROJECT

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Currently the project is being updated and has seen the arrival of a TV which is to show a short video of the Railway history.

The Four Clocks Heritage Project is a collaborative venture, between Bishop Auckland’s Four Clocks Centre and the Auckland Railways Group. The aim of the venture is to promote the town’s heritage links, with a particular focus on its industrial past. Consistent with its aim it is intended to establish a permanent exhibition within the Centre, comprising appropriate artwork, information boards, photographic displays and an array of exhibits supplemented by comprehensive on-line accessibility. A central feature of the exhibition will be the display of the century old banner of the Bishop Auckland Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen. This evocative 10 ft by 9 ft oil painted double sided silk standard is one of only three railway banners still known to exist.

 

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Q6 passing through Bishop Auckland in 1955, photograph courtesy of the Armstrong Trust.

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Bishop Auckland Station Branch Banner of the National Union of Railwaymen showing both sides.

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Information board detailing Bishop Auckland Station from the Second World War.