About the Author:
Chris Lloyd is Chief Feature Writer of The Northern Echo, where he produces a weekly 12-page local history supplement. He has written seven self-published local history books, mostly about Darlington. His local history talks are very popular and he has a weekly 10-minute local history spot on the local BBC radio station. He has also broadcast on Radio 4's Open Country and on TV in Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys. He is a former North-East Journalist of the Year.