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CHURCH TEAM: Cockerton St Mary's FC in 1924-25 – can you name anyone (or any dog)?

The Darlington man whose non-appearance caused a riot

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Locomotion No 1, right, with the most modern engine at the time of the 1925 commemorations. Who can tell us about No 1243 and precisely where in Darlington this picture was taken?

All on the same line over railway anniversary

HANGING OUT: An atmospheric washing day photograph of miners' cottages, believed to be in Wheatley Hill

Wheatley Hill - life after war

DAFFODIL VILLAGE: Frederick Reeks, of Eppleby post office, among the flowering bulbs in 1965

Bowling back in time

LOOK LEFT: The Queen and Prince Philip arrive on Darlington's Bank Top station on October 19, 1967....  LOOK RIGHT: The royal couple do a double-take

Royal double-take at Bank Top

A WATERHOUSE: The Barclay's Bank building in Durham Market Place. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bicentenary of a Durham bank

IN MEMORY: Major William Charge Booth, of Oran, near Catterick Village, "one of the tow or three most popular men in the North Riding", who died in 1898

Leading the Charge: one of the two most popular men in the North Riding

AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll, who arrived in Croft as an 11-year-old in 1843

September 15: A Carrollesque Magic Lantern Show

BEHIND YOU: In 2000, the Queen visited the region to open a dinosaur exhibition in York and the Centre for Life in Newcastle

Part Two: The Queen in the North-East

ROYAL ARRIVAL: Queen Elizabeth inspects a guard of honour of the Durham Light Infantry at Stockton station in June 1956

Part One: The Queen in the North-East

OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED: Pte Pratt's new headstone in Darlington's West Cemetery which will be dedicated on Wednesday

A grave injustice corrected at last

CUP WINNERS: High Coniscliffe WI, probably in the 1960s, after the members had won a trophy for their period dress. Left to right: Leah Dixon, Betty Smith, Jessie Flemming, Jeannette Loxley, Mary Loxley, H Douglas, Marjorie Brown, Ruth Gay and Mary Lowson

Bag bursting with the WI

UNKNOWN: Thomas Hackworth (probably)

The story of the other Hackworth

The 8th DLI: Sgt Teasdale is standing on the far right. Picture courtesy of Harry Moses

A Darlington schoolmaster’s vivid narrative

MYSTERY PICTURE: Taken in 1955, we now know this is Kirkbridge House, or Stanwick Old Hall

At home on Eleanor's estate

TRAVELLING WEST: A Q6 locomotive at Preston-le-Skerne, with the large electricity station, which once provided the power for the Shildon to Newport line, in the distance. This picture was taken on April 5, 1963, by Dave Burdon, before the line closed on J

On the track of the electric locos

BRIDGE END: A horsedrawn tram waits at the top of Woodland Road, Darlington, in about 1902. Behind it is the old humpback bridge into Cockerton

From the Archive: Cockerton, Darlington

ON THE BALL: The summer of 40 years ago this weekend proved a memorable one for County Durham bowlers

Outstanding bowling figures of Evening Despatch's Fives and Fifties column in 1975

PAST TIMES: Dryburn Hall circa 1900, towards the end of its time in the ownership of the Wharton family. Picture courtesy of Gilesgate Archive/Michael Richardson

Rise and imminent fall of Mr Durham's pride and joy

DOWAGER’S HOME: Stanwick Hall was demolished in the 1920s and now only outbuildings remain

From The Archive: Stanwick, Aldbrough, Eppleby and Caldwell

TRAGIC HISTORY: Clarence Street, in Bowburn, today. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bowburn: A village of widows and spinsters

MAGICAL MAN OF MYSTERY: Professor Norton, and his wife Martha

Professor George Norton: who do you think you are?

ROADWORKS: The Milburngate bridge in Durham – currently being refurbished – when it was being constructed in 1967, with a strange A35 on the right

Riding with an A35

ALL ABOARD: A train arrives at Piercebridge station from Barnard Castle. The half-timbered stationmaster's house on the left still stands as a private residence, but everything else has gone

The day a princess slept in Piercebridge sidings

PRAMS IN THE PARK: A delightful scene from July 1966 by the River Skerne in Darlington's South Park, with the famous carpet bedding decorating the slopes

Marital strife, park ghosts and railway tragedy

IN HIS HEYDAY: Gordon Franklin, far left in the front row, in the Etherley team that won the Mid Durham Senior League and Northern Echo Cup in 1938

Etherley's big hitter Gordon Franklin

Augustus Sussex Barningham, 1827-1887

A revolutionary – in France and on farm

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? Professor Norton, and his wife Martha

In search of a magical man of mystery

LINED UP: Bo-Bos Nos 10, 7 and 5, with No 13 in the paintshop at Darlington's North Road shops

Back on board the Bo-Bos

WIDE LOAD: Taken on the Leeming and Londonderry by-pass on October 19, 1961, the day after the northbound A1 opened

It's a long way to Londonderry...

EARLY CLASSROOM: A magnificent picture showing every boy sitting very still in Westwick Lodge, Barnard Castle

100 years of Barnard Castle Prep School memories

BLOOMING GIANT: Lady Starmer was president of the Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, and she is pictured in the 1960s with a new variety, the Cecily Starmer, which had been named after her

A lady's generosity, eccentricity and bad driving

LAUNCHED NEXT WEEK: A History of Darlington Churches by Colin Wilkinson

New book about Darlington church history launched

NON-STARTER: Bo-Bo No 13 being built in the North Road works in Darlington in 1919

Of Bo-Bos and fancy bridges

INSPIRED BY OSSIE: The Tees Valley Jazzmen, with Keith Belton on the piano with his brother Gavin beside him

A rae of light about Ossie

EDWARDIAN: Piercebridge station about 100 years ago. Picture courtesy of Mike Stow of Gainford

All aboard for Piercebridge

ON THE TRACK: Ian Walker races his Yamaha TZ750 round the Tower Bend at Croft circuit in 1980

Champion of the track

DARLINGTON-MADE: Ken Jones, organiser of the open gardens, and Les Sutton-Haigh, in one of the renovated Victorian glass houses at Ingleby Arncliffe. Picture: STUART BOULTON

A tower without an inferno

THE OLD KENNELS: Between Middleton St George and Sadberge: but were they haunted?

Brave soldiers and haunted kennels

NO PARKING: Bishop Auckland Market Place in 1968

Parking prosecution of a stall-holder

HEAT OF BATTLE: Wellington leading the charge at Waterloo on June 18, 1815

Waterloo 200: An obelisk and a headstone

OLDEN DAYS: This is believed to be the St John's Church branch of the Mothers' Union in Darlington, which commemorated its 25th anniversary in 1933

Great pagentry: 125 years of the Durham Mothers' Union

An Edwardian postcard of Darlington - but which one?

Where in the world in Darlington?

REVEALED: Who was the girl with the coffee cup next to the Gaggia expresso machine in Rossi's cafe in Bishop Auckland in 1973?

Gagging for news about the Gaggia

FRONT COVER PICTURE: The vehicle is coming down Carlbury Bank from Darlington on the A67 in about 1910. On the right is Bank House, which still stands, and in front of it is the bridge over Piercebridge Beck which, disused, also survives. On the corner be

The rise and fall of Carlbury

OLD CHURCH: St Mary's in Staindrop in the 1960s. In Anglo-Saxon times, it was dedicated to St Gregory

The stonemason, the dog and the messenger of death

WATER TOWER: Next Saturday, seven gardens around Hurworth Green are open for inspection – including the Teesside Pleasure Gardens, where the water feature was fed by the tower in this picture

Footie on Hurworth green

CLOSED CAFE: The Londonderry Lodge, with the fading letters "CAFE" painted on the roof

Curiosities seen from the saddle

WAR STORY: The front of the ration book which belonged to Jane Ross of Sadberge

A ration book and a ghost story

LAW AND ORDER: Before it became the Duplex garage and showroom on Grange Road, this was Darlington's first purpose-built police station, with subterranean cells. It opened on August 24, 1846. In the early 1990s, it was dismantled and rebuilt

From the Archive: Lost Darlington

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