The Easter Open Days, held on April 17th and 18th, proved to be very successful. Decent weather and an article in the Memories section of the Northern Echo attracted a bumper attendance of more than 850 people over the two days. In addition to having the Engines and Boilers operating, the Blacksmiths were in action demonstrating their skills.
The Great North Air Ambulance had a successful day on the 17th April, raising funds for their charity and the Darlington Crafty Painters brought crafts and paintings which they offered for sale.
Refreshments, prepared and served by TCPS volunteers, were sampled and enjoyed by many of the visitors over the weekend. The Open Days were also an opportunity to launch the new TCPS Guidebook which has been written and illustrated by a group of the volunteers. In total, 88 guidebooks were purchased, a really good start for this new venture.
We now look forward to our second Open Weekend of the year, on 21st and 22nd May, and look forward to repeating the successes of the April weekend.