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A Year in the Making – new exhibition rolls into Head of Steam

A new exhibition featuring the work of a local photographer has rolled into the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum.

‘A Year in the Making’ is a special display of images taken by Peter Giroux during 2018 in which he has captured many much-loved locations across Darlington and the North East.

A self-taught photographer, Peter took up the hobby when he retired from his role as a manager with Royal Mail in a bid to help keep active.

He now combines his photography with his interests in local history, architecture and the beautiful countryside of County Durham.

Peter explained: “I do photograph Darlington a lot and try to showcase the town by looking at it from unusual viewpoints, which range from church towers to the roof of the town hall.

“Each year I set out with a new project, one of which was a series of photographs which merged old and new images of the town while for another I visited more than 60 of Darlington’s oldest buildings, photographing them inside and out.

“My real passion is photographing our heritage, which involves a lot of research and photography. This has resulted in my project ‘The Abandoned Northeast’ which provides a record of a building accompanied by its social history.

“The exhibition at Head of Steam shows images from 2018 and also features other aspects of my work.”

‘A Year in the Making’ includes images of Darlington, Durham and Beamish. Elements of it will change from month to month, so visitors are encouraged to use their annual pass to revisit it throughout the coming months. The exhibition is open now and runs until Sunday 2 June.

Also on display at the museum is the latest exhibition from NERA (North Eastern Railway Association) – North East stations: A postcard view – which runs until Sunday 14 April.

The exhibition draws on a vast collection of postcards of North Eastern stations, many of which are long gone.

Entry to both exhibitions is included in normal admission and annual passes.

For more information about Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum visit the website at www.head-of-steam.co.uk you can also follow us on Twitter @HeadofSteamMus or telephone 01325 405060 or email headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk