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Haltwhistle Station proves to be something special with new exhibition

The second ‘Haltwhistle is Something Special’ exhibition officially opened on 10 June.

The project was community-led, with research undertaken by volunteers and residents from Haltwhistle and the surrounding parishes. 

The new exhibition features enlightening information about the history and heritage of the area and is displayed in the waiting room on Platform 1 at Haltwhistle Station (the Newcastle-bound platform).

Anne Ridley, Marketing, Comms and Events Director at Tyne Valley CRP, said: “We are very grateful to CrossCountry for its support of this project and to Northern for allowing the exhibition to be displayed in the waiting room.

“Thank you to everyone who came along to Haltwhistle Station on 10 June for the opening of the exhibition. It was a great community event with lots of homemade cakes and cookies, great conversations, and people learning some of the interesting information about Haltwhistle and the surrounding parishes from days gone by.

“A huge thank you goes to everyone in our community, without whose enthusiasm, time and research skills, these exhibitions would not be possible.”

Plans are now also underway for the next exhibition, intended for late 2023 / early 2024, which will focus on local food, with research led by local group Zig Zag.

The exhibition is open daily, and there is no admittance charge – so if you are in Haltwhistle, pop in and learn more about the history of the area.

Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from Tyne Valley CRP via their website.