AN EXHIBITION which celebrates 100 years of an association which provided homes for railway workers is now open to the public.

The exhibition, at Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum, charts the history of Railway Housing Association, from its roots providing homes for railwaymen and their families following the end of the First World War, through to the modern day where it now has over 1,500 homes in areas such as Darlington, Durham, York, Newcastle, Doncaster and Hull.

Featuring objects from the association’s archives and the museum’s collection, as well as personal stories from those who have lived in railway housing, visitors to Head of Steam will be given a real insight into the work of Railway Association Housing over the last 100 years.

Among those present at the unveiling of the exhibition was Darlington Mayor, Councillor Nick Wallis, who said: “Darlington will always be synonymous with the railways but it’s not just about the trains; it’s also about the workers and where they live."

The exhibition runs until Sunday 1st December 2019.