16th May 1862
|Loco(s) Used||S&D ?????|
|Stock Used||S&D stock|
|?????||Darlington - Redcar and/or Saltburn|
|?????||Redcar and/or Saltburn - Darlington|
(1) The likely route was Darlington North Road - Fighting Cocks - Eaglescliffe - Middlesbrough - Redcar and/or Saltburn.
On 15th May 1862, Sir Henry Pease, the Quaker owner of Peases Woollen Mill in Darlington married his cousin Elizabeth Pease Pease (not a typo). To celebrate the event, the following day all 700 staff were conveyed by excursion trains to Redcar or Saltburn; the local press cannot establish which resort. By the amount of staff conveyed, there was a likelihood that two or even three trains were required in those days, so both places may have been destinations to spread the staff around.
Source : Mark Harrington (from contemporary sources)
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