THIS week we've raided the packet marked "Darlington banks" in The Northern Echo's photo archive. As ever, it is rather hit and miss in the archive with generations of librarians having their own ideas about how to file things – it probably doesn't help that decades of journalists have had their fingers in the packets, confusing the librarians' neatness. There appears to be at least one really good story lost in the photo-archive: that of a bank raid up North Road in which a bank manager was shot.
WHEN they’d landed on the beach at Seaton Carew the previous lunchtime, the ten pioneering aviators in their primitive biplanes had been greeted as heroes, tens of thousands of people flocking to see their daring descents. But next morning, as they resumed their journey south, the magnificent men in their flying machines crossed the Tees and hit a bank of dense fog.
IT is 9.30pm on Saturday night. An expectant hush falls with the dusk on the Kynren crowd at the dress rehearsal, the last rays of the sun picking out creamy tones of the stones in the Auckland Castle chapel which is high on the bank behind the stage and painting orangey-rosey hues on the white clouds as they fly in front of the grey-blues. For Kynren, it is the difficult second album syndrome.
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