The second Haltwhistle is Something Special exhibition was officially opened on 10 June. This has been a community-led project with research by volunteers and residents from Haltwhistle and the surrounding parishes, many of whom attended the opening event celebrating with some delicious homemade cakes.
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 Railway Station (Newcastle-bound platform). Open daily, there is no admittance charge.
So if you are in Haltwhistle, pop along and learn more about the history of the area.
The first exhibition, which was well received, featured local dogs; the breeds associated with the area as well as a collage of many of the dogs currently residing in Haltwhistle and surrounding parishes.
Plans are now underway for the next exhibition, which will focus on local food. Local group, Zig Zag, will be researching content for the third exhibition, which is likely to be unveiled in late 2023/early 2024.
We are grateful to CrossCountry Trains for their support of this project and to Northern for allowing the exhibition to be displayed in the waiting room.
And finally, a huge thank you to everyone in our community, without whose enthusiasm, time and research skills, these exhibitions would not be possible.