David Reed from Old Glory magazine visited Tees Cottage last week as he is writing an article about the pumping station. He was given a guided tour of the site and enjoyed meeting a number of the Wednesday volunteers who explained the various exhibits on the site.
He was very impressed with what he saw, “Everyone has done a fantastic job in maintaining the engines to their working condition, their enthusiasm is infectious,” David said. “It is amazing that most people who live in Darlington don’t realise that the pumping station exists, especially as historically, it was arguably the most important improvement to the resident’s lives during the 19th Century”.
No date can be given for the feature’s publication in Old Glory, but it will hopefully bring Tees Cottage to the attention of more people who will visit the pumping station in the near future.