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Darlington: news in brief
4:23pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
GROUP WALK: The members of Darlington CHA and HF will lead an 11 mile walk around Askrigg, in the Yorkshire Dales, on Sunday.
Walkers should meet at the former Darlington Arts Centre, in Vane Terrace, at 9.15am.
Call 01325-487968 for information.
CHURCH SERVICE: Sunday worship at the Northgate United Reform Church, in Darlington, will this week be led by Chris Eddowes, the commitment for life co-ordinator for the Northern Synod.
The service starts at 10.45am.
OPEN DAY: The Tees Cottage Water Pumping Station, the only site in Britain which houses steam, gas and electric pumps still capable of pumping water, will open to the public for free this weekend as part of a heritage event.
The site, on on Coniscliffe Road, will be open tomorrow and Sunday beween 11am and 4pm.
PARK BLUES: The new bandstand in North Lodge Park, Darlington, will host a series of local musicians, playing some of the world’s great blues tunes, on Sunday between 1pm and 5pm.
HISTORY WALK: The Darlington Historical Society has arranged a guided walk through The Denes area of Darlington, led by Chris Lloyd, deputy editor of The Northern Echo.
Walkers should meet at the clock tower, in Tower Road, at 1.45pm on Sunday. The walk costs £2 per person.
POLICE CHARGES: Two women have been charged with shoplifting offences after two separate incidents in Darlington.
A 34-year-old woman was arrested and charged after taking a quantity of toiletries from a shop without paying for them.
On another occasion, a 24-year-old woman was caught on CCTV concealing meat, worth more than £70, in her bag.
She was stopped by security staff, who seized the bag, and the suspect ran off empty handed. The woman was later arrested and charged with the offence.
PACT MEETING: The next meeting of the Lascelles partners and communities together group will be held at Pilmoor Community Centre, on Westmoor Road, Darlington, on Wednesday between 10am and 11am.
WOOL TOWN: The Wool Town artwork created by local knitters has moved from Crown Street Library to Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum and will be available to view this weekend during the heritage open days.
Entry to the museum, on North Road, is free today and tomorrow, with guided tours from museum volunteers and members of the Friends of Darlington Railway Centre, taking place at 10.30am and 2pm tomorrow and Sunday.
The artwork will be on display at the museum until the end of March. For more details call 01325-734128.