The MP for Darlington, Peter Gibson, paid a visit to Tees Cottage yesterday, Monday 9th May 2022. He was welcomed by the Chairman, Dave Smart, Director Responsible for Education, Martyn Brown, and Vicky Cairns, Northumbrian Water Partnerships Consultant. Peter visited the Beam Engine, Gas Engine and Smithy and was impressed by the condition of the equipment and the site in general.
As a record of his visit, Peter presented Dave with a framed certificate to commemorate the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee.
In discussions, Peter was very happy to promote the site with other organisations in the region, particularly regarding its role in the local cultural heritage, the forthcoming 200th Anniversary of the Darlington and Stockton Railway and its unique educational offerings.