AN EXHIBITION is planned to mark 100 years since a benefit fund was set up to provide housing for injured railway workers.

Staff at the Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum are planning the event to mark the centenary of the North Eastern Railway Cottage Homes and Benefit Fund.

The team wants to hear from any members of the public who lived, or are currently living in North Eastern Railway Cottage Homes or similar Railway Housing. The stories and memories gathered will help shape the exhibition, to open at the museum in September.

The North Eastern Railway Cottage Homes and Benefit Fund was set up in 1919 to provide suitable housing for railwaymen who were disabled during the First World War or railway staff who had to retire due to age or ill-health.

Allowances were also awarded for railwaymen and their dependants suffering from prolonged illness or other difficult circumstances. To get in touch with any stories email or call reception on 01325-405060