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THE JOAN HACKWORTH WEIR (Nee PARSONS) STORY
The Development of Steam and the Early Pioneers - Slides from Harry Parsons lecture.

Letter from Robert Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth - Liverpool March 17th 1829

The 'Blast Pipe Letter' July 25th 1928 - George Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth






NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 1925
Hackworth's Place in History - Pictures of the Week. County Chronicle Thurs December 10, 1925.
Joan Hackworth Parsons (later Weir) is in one of these photos as a 5 year old in 1925.

 "Tomorrow's Historic Railway Procession" Northern Echo Weds 1 July 1925.

"Duke of York Inaugurates Railway Celebrations" Northern Echo 1925.

"Life's Work of Timothy Hackworth" Northern cho 1925.

 "What to Look For at the Railway Exhibition" Northern Echo 1925.

"Royal Visitors at the Centenary" Northern Echo Friday 3 July 1925.

"Quarter of a Million Spectators" Northern Echo Friday 3 July 1925.

Railway Pioneer Honoured - After 100 hundred Years.

"Hackworth and Shildon - Two Historic Ceremonies" Stockton and Darlington Times Dec 12th 1925.

"A Proud Day for Shildon" County Chronicle 10 Dec 1925.

 "One Hundred Years of Railways - Evening Despatch, Darlington Mon 29 June 1925.

Daily Sketch Friday July 3 1925 - Centenary Photos, Darlington.

Hedley's Puffing Billy Etc - Cuttings from Yorkshire Evening Post 1925.

George Stephenson's Embroiderer - Northern Echo.

"All Worthy of Rightful Pedestal" Yorkshire Evening - 1925.

In Memory of a Pioneer - Esther and Mary Hackworth - Daily Chronicle 1925.

"Royal Guest at Railway Gala 1925" Press Cutting.

Early Press Cutting on Timothy Hackworth.
In this envelope I found this press cutting which is in 2 parts because it was too big for the scanner! Entitled The Locomotive and the Railway System. (Not sure of the date of this cutting- looks an early one.)

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 1930'S
Ceremony at the Hackworth Monument - Northern Echo.

"Letter Sent to Timothy Hackworth - Kept by his Thornaby Descendants" Press Cutting.
I think this cutting is from c 1934 / 5 and concerns the letter which Joan Hackworth Weir finally handed over to the NRM in 2005 from Robert Stephenson.

 "George Stephenson May Have Been George Stephinson Claim" Press Cutting.
Cutting - "Are the History Books Wrong" (Not sure of the date of this so might not be 1930's)

Northern Echo Article about the Robert Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth of 17th March 1829.  This article was in the Northern Echo c 1936? (the latest date on the back of the cutting is 1935) was
sent by Hackworth relatives living in Thornaby on Tees.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 1948 / 50/ 51
Stephenson's Rocket - Radio Times August 6th 1948.

"Hackworth to 126 MPH Engines" Press Cutting.

 "Birthplace of the Railways - Shildon's Claim" Press Cutting Sept 10th 1951.
2 cuttings here from 1951.

"Hackworth was her Grandfather" Press cutting.

Hackworth Centenary - North East Men of Affairs - 1950 cutting.

Homage to Loco Pioneer - Evening Gazette 1950.

First Locomotive to go to Russia - US / Soviet Diplomats invited to Shildon - 1950.

Northern Echo July 6, 1950 - Timothy Hackworth's Centenary.

Railway Queen Visits Shildon July 8th 1950 Northern Echo.

North East Men and Affairs - How Shildon Will Remember Hackworth.

 "Timothy Hackworth Centenary - Shildon to Commemorate a Genius" Northern Echo 1950.

Shildon Honours Pioneer (Press Cutting). (Think this in 1950)

Descendant of Hackworth Thanks Shildon - 1950 (Press Cutting).

Timothy Hackworth Celebrations 1950 - Northern Echo Press Cutting.

 "Hackworth's Vital Part Overshadowed" Northern Echo Press cutting. Not sure of the date of this but it is a reply to Harry Parsons. Could be between 1920 and 1950s.

Evening Gazette Cutting c 1950, Timothy Hackworth and Middlesbrough Shipping Staithes.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 1974 / 75
 Locomotive Braddyll - Press Cutting c 1974.

150 Years of Railways - Yorkshire Post 1975.
Newspaper supplement on here as a pdf file - you can can enlarge it via the arrow or click back to Google drive to download a copy.

Evening Gazette "Railway Queen" July 17th 1975.

"Rail Trail" This Month in Cleveland August 1975.

"Summer of Steam" Methodist Recorder Oct 2 1975.

Stockton and Darlington Railway News 1975.

"Locomotion Still the Leader" Evening Gazette Mon Sept 1st 1975.

"Naming an Engine Timothy Hackworth" Press Cutting / Letter.
From, I think, The Northern Echo - (Not sure of the date of this cutting).

"Anybody got a Red Carpet" Northern Echo Monday may 1975.
Joan is quoted in this article. At this point she was living in Stokesley.

"How Britain Celebrates Birthday" Sept 1975 This Month in Cleveland.

Railway Wet Blanket - cutting 1975.

The Wrong Side of the Track - Keith Newton - Evening Gazette sept 2nd 1975

"Book Traces Rail Links - Middlesbrough Wouldn't have Happened Without Railway" Sept 2nd 1975 Evening Gazette.

"£50,000 Lost due to Short Sightedness" Evening Gazette 1975 Sept 2nd.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 1998
"How Britain Celebrates Birthday" Sept 1975 This Month in Cleveland.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 2003 /4 /5
 "Museum Project should Help Recovery" Northern Echo c 2003.

New Chapter In History Opened - Northern Echo 2004.

Museum Plans on Track - Press Cutting c 2004. sent by Jane Hackworth Young

Press Coverage from Jane Hackworth Young c 2004 regarding the Museum and the Hackworth Stephenson Debate.

By George It's a Mystery - Fiery Debate about Steam Engine Genius 2005.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Everybody Magazine Letter 1949  letters and article on Hackworth for Everybody magazine and Cover of a magazine. Rejection letter!

Drafts of a Letter to the Editor Vindicating Timothy Hackworth. I'm not sure who wrote these loose handwritten sheets of what appears to be drafts of a letter to an editor in reply to letters in the paper / magazine regarding Timothy Hackworth's historic role.

Letter From 'My Magazine' Regarding an Article on Timothy (1925).  Letter to Esther Hackworth, 5, Gordon Tce. Thornaby on Tees October 30th 1925 from The Children's Newspaper in London regarding the publication of an article on Timothy Hackworth published in My Magazine. Includes the cover of My Magazine and the full illustrated article - 'The Man Who Made Puffing Billy. Timothy Hackworth and his Little Engine.'

HACKWORTH FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
Mrs Timothy Hackworth (Jane Hackworth née Golightly)
   Small watercolour of Jane Golightly 4" by 5",  with a note from Harry Parsons on the whereabouts of a similar one for Timothy Hackworth. Also b/w versions used in Robert Young's book - but is reversed.

Photos of Joan Hackworth Weir.

Timothy Hackworth Card Portrait. I think this was originally in the Victorian / edwardian photo album but used to send to the Northern Echo and returned in an envelope.

Harry Parson's NoticePhoto / card and note regarding Hackworth paintings.

Victorian Album - Full Photos 2  Full photos 2.

Victorian Album - Full Photos 1 Full photos - taken out of their sleeves and scanned on both sides

Victorian Photo Album Pt 1 Part one- These next three posts are scans of the Victorian photo album (I'm assuming Victorian or Edwardian) with photos of Joan Hackworth's Weir's family - on both the hackworth side and the Williams side. I'm not sure who they all are but some names are mentioned including John Wesley Hackworth. These are taken with the photos in between the sleeves with its decoration as opposed to being taken out of the sleeve and scanned as above. Will try and get the photos identified.

Victorian Photo Album Pt 2  Part 2 of this album described above.

Victorian Photo Album Pt3  Part 3 of this album described above.

RAILWAY AND RELATED PHOTOGRAPHS
Assorted Hackworth or Shildon Photographs and Postcards. Page full of assorted photos.

Assorted Hackworth and Shildon Photographs 2

Photos of Timothy Hackworth Monument - Shildon.

The Sans Pareil - Photo. Sans Pareil - Timothy Hackworth's engine. Photo mounted on card. No details but i think its a replica

Photographs Shared with the Timothy Hackworth Museum c 1997.  Some relating to the 1925 Centenary.

HACKWORTH SOCIETY MINUTES
The Hackworth Society Minutes and Papers 2005.
As sent to Joan by Jane.

Progress Reports on the Timothy Hackworth Museum c 1975 by Jane Hackworth Young.

SHILDON CELEBRATIONS DOCUMENTS AND INVITATIONS
Centenary Tickets 1925 and 1950.

Poster 2004 - Order of Service and Opening of Locomotion.

Timothy Hackworth Museum Brochure. This brochure is from the Timothy Hackworth Museum days.

Locomotion - Visitor Information Brochures 2004 - 2007 
Brochures.

Timothy Hackworth Centenary 1950 - Order of Service.

1925 Railway Centenary Invitations for Mary Hackworth.
2 cards.

The Opening Ceremony of the Timothy Hackworth Museum 1975, with the Queen Mother.
Joan Hackworth Weir and Margaret Weir - VIP tickets, colour photos of Joan and Margaret at the opening ceremony.

Invitations for Miss Hackworth to the Centenary 1925  Tickets for the 1925 Centenary.

Envelope to Mrs Parsons with Celebration Material from 1925.  Tickets for the 1925 Centenary and headed papers for I.W. Hackworth - Consulting Engineer.

Souvenir Envelopes 1975.  Hackworth envelopes and railway stamps.

RAILWAY SOUVENIR BOOKLETS / RELATED BOOKS ETC.

Stockton and Darlington Railway Souvenir Guide 1975 PDF 
With photos.

Opening Ceremony of Timothy Hackworth Museum 1975.
Order of proceedings.

Shildon Urban Rail Trails S & D 150 Booklet.
Produced by the 1950 Shildon Jubilee Committee. Railway trail maps of shildon area.

The Railway Centenary Medallion 1925.
Brochure.

1925 Centenary Programme Booklet - London and North Eastern Railway. PDF
Programme booklet with two maps of the celebration areas, descriptions of the engines and the proceedings. the booklet is a pdf file readable online or downloadable via Google drive.

Opening of Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough 1934. 
Booklet with great pictures of Newport Bridge in construction.

Souvenir - Timothy Hackworth Booklet 1950 Shildon (A History).
A pdf file version of this 1950 booklet from the Shildon Centenary of Timothy Hackworth's death in 1850. Offers an illustrated history of  Timothy Hackworth, derived in part from the Robert Young book. The pdf is too large to be displayed on the blog but there are sample pages and graphics and link to download it via Google Drive.

National Union of Railwaymen Shildon Carnival Brochure July 1937.
Joan Hackworth Parsons (Weir) was announced in the brochure as in attendance - aged 17.

The History of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and its various branches By George Markham Tweddell 1869.
This rare book is now available to read online or download free from Google books. Trevor along with Paul tweddell (a descendent of the author) have done quite a bit of research into this Stokesley born 19thC Author / Poet / Printer / Publisher Chartist, People's Historian and freemason. hence the sharing of the relevant part of his work on here.

The Pageant of a Century 1933 - Trains in Social History.
Fascinating photographs from Joan's encyclopedia relating to trains in various social and historical situations.

Timothy Hackworth Museum Colouring Book 2000.

Timothy Hackworth Museum Booklet 1975. with photos.

Railway Centenary Celebrations 1925 - Unveiling Ceremonies.

History of the First Public Railway - M. Heavisides.
Some graphics and a link to an online copy of the book.

A Chapter in the History of Railway Locomotion (with a Memoir of Timothy Hackworth)
PDF file of the pamphlet

 Timothy Hackworth - Chapter in Great Engineers - J.F.. Layson 1890. The chapter on Timothy Hackworth

Great Engineers - J F Layson - Published 1890. Graphics from this book in Joan's collection.

MISCELLANEOUS
Pendants - 1925 Centenary Celebrations.

 Timothy Hackworth's Mug

Albert Hackworth's Hoisting Engineers Certificate 1917 - Ontario.

The Workmen of New Shildon - Rules and Regulations 1833.

Hackworth Business Card. along with enlarged graphic.

US Passenger Records for some of the Hackworth Family - Albert, John, Mary.
Probably through her grandson Kieron, Joan Hackworth Weir obtained the Passenger records of some of the Hackworth family in 2003 from the American Family Immigration Centre.-

J.W. Hackworth Advice / Delivery Note from the 1870's. From John Wesley Hackworth's engineering works in Darlington from the 1870's. Calculations on the back. I've added some enlargements of the graphics on the headed paper.

Early Family History by Samuel H. Young from 1912. This was with the letters but not in an envelope and appears to be early family history notes by Samuel H Young, dated 8 / 5 / 12 and is not recent so the year 12 would be 1912! The notes have been appended and ticked along the way so it's obviously been used as a working document in building the family tree.

John Wesley Hackworth's Bible 1875 As presented to John Wesley Hackworth in 1875 by his sister Prudence Nightingale (nee Hackworth) and in Joan Hackworth weir's collection.

Timothy Hackworth 1840's Silhouettes The silhouettes of Timothy Hackworth, Jane Hackworth (nee Golightly), Jane Young nee Hackworth.
MIXED CONTENTS
Envelope Containing Sketches of engines / Timothy Hackworth and Tracts.
The envelope contains the following - Sketches of Timothy and engines etc / Press Cutting  - letter by Samuel H. Young / Tracts - Who Invented the Steam Blast? The Locomotive and the Railway System / Free Norman Alderslade's Thornaby Free Library Card - 1904.

LETTERS AND ENVELOPES (Letters often contain cuttings / invitations etc)
Letter Exchange between Robert Young and Samuel Holmes



Letter to Joan Hackworth Parsons from Ernest ...24th May 1966.
Not sure Ernest is but it involves a relation connecting to a 15 year old Joan and talking about the Timothy Hackworth memorial.

Letter to Mrs Parsons, Thornaby from London and North Eastern Railway, York 1938

Hackworth's Challenge - Card from Jane Hackworth Young 2014.

Letter from Winifred Parsons to Northern Echo May 1950. Timothy Hackworth centenary (since his death in 1850). Contains letter and press cutting " The Hackworth Memorial - A Coming Shildon Celebration'

Letter from Jane Hackworth Young to Joan Hackworth Weir October 1974.

Family History.  Not sure who this was from and who it refers to but it was in Joan's case. It a written piece entitled Families. They are bemoaning the fact that the younger generation aren't interested in the past and knowledge of their family history will die out so they have written about it. It's incomplete but mentions one relative working as a boiler man at Blairs - which i think was originally owned under his own name by Thomas Hackworth. it doesn't seem to be Joan's direct family unless on the other side of the family.

Letter from Esther Alderslade to the Timothy Hackworth Committee 1950.
Along with esther's card.

Letter from Jane Hackworth Young to Joan Hackworth Weir 2006.

John H Hackworth and Company 1893. Letter and cuttings.

Loose Envelopes Separated from Contents.

Letter from Sedgefield Council - Queen Mother's Visit to Shildon 1975. 

Joan's Receipt for Donating the the Letter from George Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth.
21.4.05 from Jane Hackworth Young. receipt on passing the letter from Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth 25th July 1828. Re- blast pipe. / poster of Timothy Hackworth's loco for William 1 V's coronation 1831.

Hackworth Letters - Defending Timothy's Claims.
This envelope contained a press cutting and a copy John Wesley Hackworth's tract about the 'blast pipe'.

Letter from the Hackworth Centenary Committee July 1950.

Railway Centenary and Hackworth Memorial Committee Formation.
Proposals from Middleton Turnbull.

Letter to E. Hackworth July 1925 from Mrs Hammond.
They are related to the family of John Wesley Hackworth and live in Harrogate - The Steyne, Alexander Road. I sourced a photo of the house from Google streetview as it is now.

Envelope Addressed to Mrs Tivnann? 1921? (with press cuttings / memorials).
The name of the addressee can be seen on the envelope here and I think the date is 1921, looking at the stamp. The name may be Tivan, as there is another much later letter from a Tivan of Thornaby. Contains Inside the envelope are 2 small cuttings of which this is the first - about the Timothy Hackworth Memorial. The second is memorial notice in the paper to Albert Ernest Hackworth (Bert) who, sadly dies unmarried at the age of 35. Next memorial piece was not with the above material but relates to Albert Ernest Hackworth - from Maud -

Letter to Miss Hackworth Regarding Delays to Launching the Monument to Timothy HackworthLetter dated 26th October 1925 from the Urban District Council of Shildon - Middleton Turnbull to Miss E Hackworth and Mrs Parson, 5, Gordon Terrace, Thornaby on Tees regarding the delay of the launch of the monument.

Drafts of a Letter to the Editor Vindicating Timothy Hackworth. I'm not sure who wrote these loose handwritten sheets of what appears to be drafts of a letter to an editor in reply to letters in the paper / magazine regarding Timothy Hackworth's historic role.

Letter to Miss Esther Hackworth from Harrogate.  A letter of family reconnecting I think. From Harrogate.

Letter from Middleton Turnbull to Miss Hackworth 1925.  Letter from Middleton Turnbull to Miss Hackworth 25th of May 1925 in regard to donations towards the Timothy Hackworth monument.

Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir 2005  From Jane Hackworth Young - photo and bio of  Reginald Hackworth Young / photos and cuttings from the NRM Launch 2005 Shildon.

Envelope to Mrs Parsons with Celebration Material from 1925.  Tickets for the 1925 Centenary and headed papers for I.W. Hackworth - Consulting Engineer.

Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir 1975 from Sedgefield District Council. To Joan Hackworth Weir, 4, Tanton Road, Stokesley from Brian G Collinson, Sedgefield District Council, 8th May 1975 regarding as list of items loaned to the Timothy Hackworth museum.

Locomotion Christmas Card from Mr and Mrs Harry Parson 1952.  Colour print of 'Locomotive in Difficulties' Oakdale.

Letters from the Joan Hackworth-Weir Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir (and Margaret Weir), 4, Tanton Road, Stokesley, N. Yorks from A.J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Sedgefield District Council regarding the Royal Visit of the Queen Mother to the Timothy Hackworth Museum 11th July 1975. Letter is dated 9th July.

Letter from Esther Alderslade to the Editor of The Northern Echo 1950. This letter was sent by Esther Alderslade 4, Northumberland Rd. Thornaby on Tees, to the Editor of the Northern Echo, Darlington. Includes the drawing of the Russian Engine built by Timothy and taken by John Wesley Hackworth to Russia was sent to the Northern Echo 1950 for a possible article and life story of Timothy Hackworth.

Letter to Miss Hackworth to Jean Hackworth 1926. This letter is from Jean Hackworth of Aspatria, Westcourt Road, Worthing - dated 10th Jan 1926 -to Miss Hackworth, 5, Gordon Tce, Thornaby on Tees. She says her husband was a nephew of Timothy Hackworth and wants a photograph of the monument of Timothy.

Letter from Middleton Turnbull to the Hackworths July 1925. Letter dated 1st July 1925 from Middleton Turnbull (Surveyor), Railway Centenary Celebrations, surveyor's Office, Shildon - to Miss Hackworth and Mrs Dawson enclosing a programme of events. Includes a 2nd letter and illustrated ticket stubs for the Unveiling of the Timothy hackworth memorial.

Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir 2005  From Jane Hackworth Young - photo and bio of  Reginald Hackworth Young / photos and cuttings from the NRM Launch 2005 Shildon.

Letter to Esther Alderslade 1974 from Jane Young.  2 Oct 1974. First contact between the two via Norman Welch.

Contents of an Envelope to Norman Alderslade Esq.  Contains two tracts  - of which there are quite a few other copies in Joan's collection. 'Who Invented the Steam Blast' (Northern Echo and by John Wesley Hackworth (Bell - Priestgate, Darlington) and "The Locomotive and the Railway System" A letter from the London Daily Chronicle 1885.

Material in an Envelope addressed to N. Alderslade. Contains Hackworth business card, cuttings from c 1972 and a couple of photographs of early engines.

Letter to Miss Hackworth (Esther) dated 28th Jan 1926It concerns an article on Timothy Hackworth in the Locomotive Magazine. Contains letter / envelope and a link. From St. Leonards on Sea. I think it's from Robert Young.

NOTEBOOKS
John Wesley Hackworth's Notebook c1876.
This is John's housekeeping book for part of that year, food and lodgings costs and a wage summary. There is a later evaluation of Albert Hackworth's books and furniture, presumably written by his daughter Winifred Hackworth.

 Esther Hackworth's Notebook

ARTICLES
 Francis Mewburn (S & D Solicitor) by George Markham Tweddell 1872.
Chapter on S & D solicitor Francis Mewburn from his 1872 book The Bards and Authors of  Cleveland and South Durham.

The Railroad and the Birth of the Blues - The Social and Cultural Legacy of the Railways.
Stockton museum had a video showing which in part covered Timothy hackworth's work and showed that he built the sampson and other engines for Nova Scotia and went on to describe the influence of the railroad on the birth of the blues and it's role in emancipation etc. This picks up on the theme.

Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young - The Engineer March 3 1922.
An envelope containing a postcard and copy of the Robert Young article for the The Engineer.

Cleveland Ironstone Systems - Great Ayton - Extract from TE Rounthwaite 1962.
This page from TE  Rounthwaite's Cleveland Ironstone Systems - Great Ayton - Ironstone 1962, which describes in part the Whinstone railway and NER wagons, was found in her collection

John Wesley Hackworth's Reversing Gear in Model Engineer 1922.
Illustrated article.

YOUTUBES
Timothy Hackworth Museum - Youtubes.
Including one of Jane Hackworth Young launching the Timothy Hackworth Northern Rail train.



Below are the blog pages in order of publishing on the site. They should all be recategorised in the above now but need to be check before I remove the links below.  154. Opening Ceremony of Timothy Hackworth Museum 1975.
Order of proceedings.

153. Shildon Urban Rail Trails S & D 150 Booklet.
Produced by the 1950 Shildon Jubilee Committee. Railway trail maps of shildon area.

152. The Railway Centenary Medallion 1925.
Brochure.

151. Envelope Containing Sketches of engines / Timothy Hackworth and Tracts.
Sketches of Timothy Hackworth / Sans Pareil 2 / Royal George and press cutting "Railway Pioneers - Fiction Familiar - Truth Often Strange - Yorkshire Evening Post,  January 16 1925 - letter by Saml. H. Young. - Crossgates. / Tracts - Who Invented the Steam Blast by John Wesley Hackworth and The Locomotive and Railway System 1885. / Norman Alderslade's Thornaby Free Library Card - 1904.

150. Receipt from Railway Centenary Fund for Donation from Mrs Parsons / Hackworth 1925.

149. 1925 Centenary Programme Booklet - London and North Eastern Railway.
Programme booklet with two maps of the celebration areas, descriptions of the engines and the proceedings. the booklet is a pdf file readable on line or downloadable via Google drive.

148. Opening of Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough 1934.

147. Postcards of Redcar 1925 - From Harry Parsons to Winifred Hackworth.

146. Souvenir - Timothy Hackworth Booklet 1950 Shildon (A History).
A pdf file version of this 1950 booklet from the Shildon Centenary of Timothy Hackworth's death in 1850. Offers an illustrated history of  Timothy Hackworth, derived in part from the Robert Young book. The pdf is too large to be displayed on the blog but there are sample pages and graphics and link to download it via Google Drive.

145. John Wesley Hackworth's Notebook c1876.
This is John's housekeeping book for part of that year, food and lodgings costs and a wage summary. There is a later evaluation of Albert Hackworth's books and furniture, presumably written by his daughter Winifred Hackworth.

144. National Union of Railwaymen Shildon Carnival Brochure July 1937.
Joan Hackworth Parsons (Weir) was announced in the brochure as in attendance - aged 17.

143. Francis Mewburn (S & D Solicitor) by George Markham Tweddell 1872.
Chapter on S & D solicitor Francis Mewburn from his 1872 book The Bards and Authors of  Cleveland and South Durham.

142. The History of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and its various branches By George Markham Tweddell 1869.
This rare book is now available to read online or download free from Google books. Trevor along with Paul tweddell (a descendent of the author) have done quite a bit of research into this Stokesley born 19thC Author / Poet / Printer / Publisher Chartist, People's Historian and freemason. hence the sharing of the relevant part of his work on here.

141. The Pageant of a Century 1933 - Trains in Social History.
Photographs from Joan's encyclopedia relating to trains in various social and historical situations.

140. The Railroad and the Birth of the Blues - The Social and Cultural Legacy of the Railways.
Stockton museum had a video showing which in part covered Timothy hackworth's work and showed that he built the sampson and other engines for Nova Scotia and went on to describe the influence of the railroad on the birth of the blues and it's role in emancipation etc. This picks up on the theme.

139. Hackworth's Place in History - Pictures of the Week. County Chronicle Thurs December 10, 1925.
Joan Hackworth Parsons (later Weir) is in one of these photos as a 5 year old in 1925.

138. 150 Years of Railways - Yorkshire Post 1975.
Newspaper supplement on here as a pdf file - you can can enlarge it via the arrow or click back to Google drive to download a copy.

137. Timothy Hackworth Museum Colouring Book 2000.

136. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young - The Engineer March 3 1922.
An envelope containing a postcard and copy of the Robert Young article for the The Engineer.

135. Letter to Joan Hackworth Parsons from Ernest ...24th May 1966.
Not sure Ernest is but it involves a relation connecting to a 15 year old Joan and talking about the Timothy Hackworth memorial.

134. Letter to Mrs Parsons, Thornaby from London and North Eastern Railway, York 1938

133. Timothy Hackworth Museum Booklet 1975.

132. Railway Centenary Celebrations 1925 - Unveiling Ceremonies.

131. History of the First Public Railway - M. Heavisides.
Some graphics and a link to an online copy of the book.

130. Timothy Hackworth Museum - Youtubes.
Including one of Jane Hackworth Young launching the Timothy Hackworth Northern Rail train.

129. Photos of Joan Hackworth Weir.

128. Pendants - 1925 Centenary Celebrations.

127. Evening Gazette "Railway Queen" July 17th 1975.

126. "Rail Trail" This Month in Cleveland August 1975.

125 "Tomorrow's Historic Railway Procession" Northern Echo Weds 1 July 1925.

124. Timothy Hackworth's Mug

123. Esther Hackworth's Notebook

122. A Chapter in the History of Railway Locomotion (with a Memoir of Timothy Hackworth)
PDF file of the pamphlet

121. Albert Hackworth's Hoisting Engineers Certificate 1917 - Ontario.

120. Timothy Hackworth - Chapter in Great Engineers - J.F.. Layson 1890. The chapter on Timothy Hackworth

119. Great Engineers - J F Layson - Published 1890. Graphics from this book in Joan's collection.

118. "Duke of York Inaugurates Railway Celebrations" Northern Echo 1925.

117. "Life's Work of Timothy Hackworth" Northern cho 1925.

116. "What to Look For at the Railway Exhibition" Northern Echo 1925.

115. "Royal Visitors at the Centenary" Northern Echo Friday 3 July 1925.

114. "Quarter of a Million Spectators" Northern Echo Friday 3 July 1925.

113. Ceremony at the Hackworth Monument - Northern Echo.

112. New Chapter In History Opened - Northern Echo 2004.

111. Railway Pioneer Honoured - After 100 hundred Years.

110. By George It's a Mystery - Fiery Debate about Steam Engine Genius 2005.

109. Press Coverage from Jane Hackworth Young c 2004 regarding the Museum and the Hackworth Stephenson Debate.

108. "Museum Project should Help Recovery" Northern Echo c 2003.

107. "Hackworth and Shildon - Two Historic Ceremonies" Stockton and Darlington Times Dec 12th 1925.

106. "A Proud Day for Shildon" County Chronicle 10 Dec 1925.

105. "One Hundred Years of Railways - Evening Despatch, Darlington Mon 29 June 1925.

104. Hackworth's Challenge - Card from Jane Hackworth Young 2014.

103. "Summer of Steam" Methodist Recorder Oct 2 1975.

102. Daily Sketch Friday July 3 1925 - Centenary Photos, Darlington.

101. Stockton and Darlington Railway News 1975.

100. "Locomotion Still the Leader" Evening Gazette Mon Sept 1st 1975.

99. Hedley's Puffing Billy Etc - Cuttings from Yorkshire Evening Post 1925.

98. George Stephenson's Embroiderer - Northern Echo.

97. "Birthplace of the Railways - Shildon's Claim" Press Cutting Sept 10th 1951.
2 cuttings here from 1951.

96. Stephenson's Rocket - Radio Times August 6th 1948.

95. Locomotive Braddyll - Press Cutting c 1974.

94. "Naming an Engine Timothy Hackworth" Press Cutting / Letter.
From, I think, The Northern Echo -

93. "Anybody got a Red Carpet" Northern Echo Monday may 1975.
Joan is quoted in this article. At this point she was living in Stokesley.
92. "How Britain Celebrates Birthday" Sept 1975 This Month in Cleveland.

91. "Historians Insist that Stephenson Should Share the Limelight" Guardian 1998.

90. "Hackworth to 126 MPH Engines" Press Cutting.

89. "Hackworth was her Grandfather" Press cutting.

88. "All Worthy of Rightful Pedestal" Yorkshire Evening - 1925.

87. Railway Wet Blanket - cutting 1975.

86. Hackworth Centenary - North East Men of Affairs - 1950 cutting.

85. Homage to Loco Pioneer - Evening Gazette 1950.

84. First Locomotive to go to Russia - US / Soviet Diplomats invited to Shildon - 1950.

83. Northern Echo July 6, 1950 - Timothy Hackworth's Centenary.

82. Railway Queen Visits Shildon July 8th 1950 Northern Echo.

81. The Wrong Side of the Track - Keith Newton - Evening Gazette sept 2nd 1975

80. "Book Traces Rail Links - Middlesbrough Wouldn't have Happened Without Railway" Sept 2nd 1975 Evening Gazette.

79. "£50,000 Lost due to Short Sightedness" Evening Gazette 1975 Sept 2nd.

78. In Memory of a Pioneer - Esther and Mary Hackworth - Daily Chronicle 1925.

77. North East Men and Affairs - How Shildon Will Remember Hackworth.

76. "Timothy Hackworth Centenary - Shildon to Commemorate a Genius" Northern Echo 1950.

75. Shildon Honours Pioneer (Press Cutting).

74. Descendant of Hackworth Thanks Shildon - 1950 (Press Cutting).

73. "Royal Guest at Railway Gala 1925" Press Cutting.


72. Timothy Hackworth Celebrations 1950 - Northern Echo Press Cutting.


71. "Hackworth's Vital Part Overshadowed" Northern Echo Press cutting.


70. Evening Gazette Cutting c 1950, Timothy Hackworth and Middlesbrough Shipping Staithes.


69. "Letter Sent to Timothy Hackworth - Kept by his Thornaby Descendants" Press Cutting.
I think this cutting is from c 1934 / 5 and concerns the letter which Joan Hackworth Weir finally handed over to the NRM in 2005 from Robert Stephenson.
68. "George Stephenson May Have Been George Stephinson Claim" Press Cutting.
Cutting - "Are the History Books Wrong"

67. Museum Plans on Track - Press Cutting c 2004. sent by Jane Hackworth Young


66. The Hackworth Society Minutes and Papers 2005.
As sent to Joan by Jane.
65. The Workmen of New Shildon - Rules and Regulations 1833.


64. Timothy Hackworth Card Portrait. I think this was originally in the Victorian / edwardian photo album but used to send to the Northern Echo and returned in an envelope.

63. Letter from Winifred Parsons to Northern Echo May 1950. Timothy Hackworth centenary (since his death in 1850). Contains letter and cutting " The Hackworth Memorial - A Coming Shildon Celebration'

62. Family History.  Not sure who this was from and who it refers to but it was in Joan's case. It a written piece entitled Families. They are bemoaning the fact that the younger generation aren't interested in the past ond knowledge of their family history will die out so they have written about it. It's incomplete but mentions one relative working as a boiler man at Blairs - which i think was originally owned under his own name by Thomas Hackworth. it doesn't seem to be Joan's direct family unless on the other side of the family.

61. Harry Parson's Notice. Photo / card and note.

60. Letter from Jane Hackworth Young to Joan Hackworth Weir October 1974.


59. Everybody Magazine Letter 1949  letters and article on Hackworth for Everybody magazine and Cover of a magazine. Rejection letter!

58. Centenary Tickets 1925 and 1950.

57. Letter from Esther Alderslade to the Timothy Hackworth Committee 1950.
Along with esther's card.

56. Assorted Hackworth or Shildon Photographs and Postcards. Page full of assorted photos.

55. Assorted Hackworth and Shildon Photographs 2

54. Photos of Timothy Hackworth Monument - Shildon.

53. Northern Echo Article about the Robert Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth of 17th March 1829.  This article was in the Northern Echo c 1936? (the latest date on the back of the cutting is 1935) was
sent by Hackworth relatives living in Thornaby on Tees.

52. Hackworth Business Card. along with enlarged graphic.

51. Poster 2004 - Order of Service and Opening of Locomotion.


50. The Sans Pareil - Photo. Sans Pareil - Timothy Hackworth's engine. Photo mounted on card. No details but i think its a replica

49. Timothy Hackworth Museum Brochure. This brochure is from the Timothy Hackworth Museum days.

48. Locomotion - Visitor Information Brochures 2004 - 2007 
Brochures.

47. Timothy Hackworth Centenary 1950 - Order of Service.

46. US Passenger Records for some of the Hackworth Family - Albert, John, Mary.
Probably through her grandson Kieron, Joan Hackworth Weir obtained the Passenger records of some of the Hackworth family in 2003 from the American Family Immigration Centre.-
45. 1925 Railway Centenary Invitations for Mary Hackworth.
2 cards.

44. Cleveland Ironstone Systems - Great Ayton - Extract from TE Rounthwaite 1962.
This page from TE  Rounthwaite's Cleveland Ironstone Systems - Great Ayton - Ironstone 1962, which describes in part the Whinstone railway and NER wagons, was found in her collection
43. Progress Reports on the Timothy Hackworth Museum c 1975 by Jane Hackworth Young.


42. Letter from Jane Hackworth Young to Joan Hackworth Weir 2006.


41. The Opening Ceremony of the Timothy Hackworth Museum 1975, with the Queen Mother.
Joan Hackworth Weir and Margaret Weir - VIP tickets, colour photos of Joan and Margaret at the opening ceremony.

40. John H Hackworth and Company 1893. Letter and cuttings.


39. John Wesley Hackworth's Reversing Gear in Model Engineer 1922.
Illustrated article.

38. Loose Envelopes Separated from Contents.

37. Letter from Sedgefield Council - Queen Mother's Visit to Shildon 1975. 

36. Joan's Receipt for Donating the the Letter from George Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth.
21.4.05 from Jane Hackworth Young. receipt on passing the letter from Stephenson to Timothy Hackworth 25th July 1828. Re- blast pipe. / poster of Timothy Hackworth's loco for William 1 V's coronation 1831.

35. Early Press Cutting on Timothy Hackworth.
In this envelope I found this press cutting which is in 2 parts because it was too big for the scanner! Entitled The Locomotive and the Railway System.
34. Hackworth Letters - Defending Timothy's Claims.
This envelope contained a press cutting and a copy John Wesley Hackworth's tract about the 'blast pipe'.
33. Letter from the Hackworth Centenary Committee July 1950.

32. Railway Centenary and Hackworth Memorial Committee Formation.
Proposals from Middleton Turnbull.

31.  Letter to E. Hackworth July 1925 from Mrs Hammond.
They are related to the family of John Wesley Hackworth and live in Harrogate - The Steyne, Alexander Road. I sourced a photo of the house from Google streetview as it is now.

30. Envelope Addressed to Mrs Tivnann? 1921? (with press cuttings / memorials).
The name of the addressee can be seen on the envelope here and I think the date is 1921, looking at the stamp. The name may be Tivan, as there is another much later letter from a Tivan of Thornaby. Contains Inside the envelope are 2 small cuttings of which this is the first - about the Timothy Hackworth Memorial. The second is memorial notice in the paper to Albert Ernest Hackworth (Bert) who, sadly dies unmarried at the age of 35. Next memorial piece was not with the above material but relates to Albert Ernest Hackworth - from Maud -

29. Victorian Album - Full Photos 2  Full photos 2.

28. Victorian Album - Full Photos 1 Full photos - taken out of their sleeves and scanned on both sides

27. Victorian Photo Album Pt 1 Part one- These next three posts are scans of the Victorian photo album (I'm assuming Victorian or Edwardian) with photos of Joan Hackworth's Weir's family - on both the hackworth side and the Williams side. I'm not sure who they all are but some names are mentioned including John Wesley Hackworth. These are taken with the photos in between the sleeves with its decoration as opposed to being taken out of the sleeve and scanned as above. Will try and get the photos identified.

26. Victorian Photo Album Pt 2  Part 2 of this album described above.

25. Victorian Photo Album Pt3  Part 3 of this album described above.

24. Invitations for Miss Hackworth to the Centenary 1925  Tickets for the 1925 Centenary.

23. J.W. Hackworth Advice / Delivery Note from the 1870's. From John Wesley Hackworth's engineering works in Darlington from the 1870's. Calculations on the back. I've added some enlargements of the graphics on the headed paper.

22. Letter to Miss Hackworth Regarding Delays to Launching the Monument to Timothy HackworthLetter dated 26th October 1925 from the Urban District Council of Shildon - Middleton Turnbull to Miss E Hackworth and Mrs Parson, 5, Gordon Terrace, Thornaby on Tees regarding the delay of the launch of the monument.

21. Early Family History by Samuel H. Young from 1912. This was with the letters but not in an envelope and appears to be early family history notes by Samuel H Young, dated 8 / 5 / 12 and is not recent so the year 12 would be 1912! The notes have been appended and ticked along the way so it's obviously been used as a working document in building the family tree.

20. Drafts of a Letter to the Editor Vindicating Timothy Hackworth. I'm not sure who wrote these loose handwritten sheets of what appears to be drafts of a letter to an editor in reply to letters in the paper / magazine regarding Timothy Hackworth's historic role.

19. Letter to Miss Esther Hackworth from Harrogate.  A letter of family reconnecting I think. From Harrogate.

18. Letter from Middleton Turnbull to Miss Hackworth 1925.  Letter from Middleton Turnbull to Miss Hackworth 25th of May 1925 in regard to donations towards the Timothy Hackworth monument.

17. Letter and Family Tree from Jane to Joan.  Letter and Family tree from Jane Hackworth Young to Joan Hackworth Weir 20th April 1975.

16. Letter From 'My Magazine' Regarding an Article on Timothy (1925).  Letter to Esther Hackworth, 5, Gordon Tce. Thornaby on Tees October 30th 1925 from The Children's Newspaper in London regarding the publication of an article on Timothy Hackworth published in My Magazine. Includes the cover of My Magazine and the full illustrated article - 'The Man Who Made Puffing Billy. Timothy Hackworth and his Little Engine.'

15. Envelope to Mrs Parsons with Celebration Material from 1925.  Tickets for the 1925 Centenary and headed papers for I.W. Hackworth - Consulting Engineer.

14. Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir 1975 from Sedgefield District Council. To Joan Hackworth Weir, 4, Tanton Road, Stokesley from Brian G Collinson, Sedgefield District Council, 8th May 1975 regarding as list of items loaned to the Timothy Hackworth museum.

13. Souvenir Envelopes 1975.  Hackworth envelopes and railway stamps.

12. Photographs Shared with the Timothy Hackworth Museum c 1997.  Some relating to the 1925 Centenary.

11. Locomotion Christmas Card from Mr and Mrs Harry Parson 1952.  Colour print of 'Locomotive in Difficulties' Oakdale.

10. Letters from the Joan Hackworth-Weir Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir (and Margaret Weir), 4, Tanton Road, Stokesley, N. Yorks from A.J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Sedgefield District Council regarding the Royal Visit of the Queen Mother to the Timothy Hackworth Museum 11th July 1975. Letter is dated 9th July.

9. Letter from Esther Alderslade to the Editor of The Northern Echo 1950. This letter was sent by Esther Alderslade 4, Northumberland Rd. Thornaby on Tees, to the Editor of the Northern Echo, Darlington. Includes the drawing of the Russian Engine built by Timothy and taken by John Wesley Hackworth to Russia was sent to the Northern Echo 1950 for a possible article and life story of Timothy Hackworth.

8. Letter to Miss Hackworth to Jean Hackworth 1926. This letter is from Jean Hackworth of Aspatria, Westcourt Road, Worthing - dated 10th Jan 1926 -to Miss Hackworth, 5, Gordon Tce, Thornaby on Tees. She says her husband was a nephew of Timothy Hackworth and wants a photograph of the monument of Timothy.

7. Letter from Middleton Turnbull to the Hackworths July 1925. Letter dated 1st July 1925 from Middleton Turnbull (Surveyor), Railway Centenary Celebrations, surveyor's Office, Shildon - to Miss Hackworth and Mrs Dawson enclosing a programme of events. Includes a 2nd letter and illustrated ticket stubs for the Unveiling of the Timothy hackworth memorial.

6. Letter to Joan Hackworth Weir 2005  From Jane Hackworth Young - photo and bio of  Reginald Hackworth Young / photos and cuttings from the NRM Launch 2005 Shildon.

5.  Letter to Esther Alderslade 1974 from Jane Young.  2 Oct 1974. First contact between the two via Norman Welch.

4.  Contents of an Envelope to Norman Alderslade Esq.  Contains two tracts  - of which there are quite a few other copies in Joan's collection. 'Who Invented the Steam Blast' (Northern Echo and by John Wesley Hackworth (Bell - Priestgate, Darlington) and "The Locomotive and the Railway System" A letter from the London Daily Chronicle 1885.

3. Material in an Envelope addressed to N. Alderslade. Contains Hackworth business card, cuttings from c 1972 and a couple of photographs of early engines.

2. Letter to Miss Hackworth (Esther) dated 28th Jan 1926. It concerns an article on Timothy Hackworth in the Locomotive Magazine. Contains letter / envelope and a link. From St. Leonards on Sea. I think it's from Robert Young.

1. Mrs Timothy Hackworth (Jane Hackworth née Golightly)
   Small watercolour of Jane Golightly 4" by 5",  with a note from Harry Parsons on the whereabouts of a similar one for Timothy Hackworth. Also b/w versions used in Robert Young's book - but is reversed.

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