UNTOLD stories and treasured memories of a long-standing hotel are being sought to help celebrate 80 years since it opened.

Years gone by will be brought back to life by former guests and staff of the Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner as it reaches the milestone in September.

The current team managing the site are on the hunt from stories from across the last eight decades, from employees with a great memory to share or an unforgettable guest experience or special anniversary of their own.

Memories and stories shared will feature in a commemorative guest book which will be unveiled at an 80th birthday party. Following the big bash, the guest book will be on display in the hotel to browse through.

Stuart Lloyd, the hotel’s general manager, said: “Our hotel has long held a place in the local community with families and friends celebrating special moments here over the years, as well as providing a comfortable place to stay for people on the road whether for business or leisure. Eighty years is a huge milestone and in honour of this we have a packed calendar of events planned to celebrate."

To share a story of hotel nostalgia email toni.bainbridge@hidarlington.co.uk or call 01748-850900.