Monthly Archives: August 2012

Steam loco comes to Weardale

Weardale Railway has obtained the use of a steam locomotive for use on its heritage passenger services from now until the end of October.  The 15-miles scenic line runs between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland.  Visit www.weardale-railway.com or telephone 01388 526203 … Continue reading

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Jazz at the Weardale Inn

By popular demand, ‘The Mississippi Dreamboats’ are making a return visit to the Weardale Inn, Ireshopeburn on Friday, 28 September.  The band plays in the New Orleans style – familiar tunes with an exciting delivery. Tickets £10 from 01388 537214 or 01388 … Continue reading

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Stanhope Agricultural Show

The 171st show will be held on Sat/Sun, 8th and 9th September.  Saturday’s highlights include: Ponies, sheep, beef cattle, donkeys, industrial tent, small livestock, showjumping, dog obedience, open sulky racing, Stanhope Silver Band.  Attractions: Flyin’ Ryan Motorcycle Stunt Team, and Jive Pony … Continue reading

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Wolsingham and Stanhope Agricultural Shows

Wolsingham Agricultural Show will take place on 1/2 September. Stanhope Agricultural Show will take place on8/9 September

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Bluegrass and folk music at Westgate

An American/Canadian group called Harpeth Rising are performing in the Village Hall on Wednesday, 5 September at 7.30pm playing American bluegrass and folk music.  Tickets, priced £7.50 include supper are limited and are available from Peter on 01388 517373..

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St. John’s Chapel Agricultural Show

The show this year takes place on Saturday, 25 August.  Entertainment includes: a wildlife display, Cyril the Squirrel and his Racing Terriers, a chainsaw carver, Mister Twister’s Fun Show, the Reiver Rebels Flyball Team, Stanhope Silver Band, parade of hounds … Continue reading

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Major cycle race heads for County Durham

A major cycling event with more than 2,000 competitors takes place on Sunday, 7 October.  The Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines event, organised by IMG Challenger World and supported by Durham County Council.  Competitors from across the UK, Europe … Continue reading

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Polar Express coming to Stanhope

The Weardale Railway announced it will play host to this magical train for the first time ever in the UK.  Beginning on 16 November the Polar Express will run until 29 December.  For dates, availability and pricing info, and with tickets … Continue reading

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