Medals Related To Canals and Shipping from the Stanley Holland Collection
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Date of Auction: 16th June 2010
Sold for £95
Estimate: £40 - £50
FootnoteProvenance: Bt J. Whitmore November 1993.
William Bell, FRIBA (1846-1919), architect from Darlington, started work at the North East Railway Co as a teenager and progressed to become the company’s chief architect by 1877. He built the town’s Bank Top station in 1887 and designed the stations at Alnwick, Stockton-on-Tees, West Hartlepool, Whitley Bay, Thornaby and many others in the north-east, as well as the first-class refreshment room at Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Central station, opened in 1892, now the Centurion restaurant and bar. Sold with further biographical detail and a copy picture of the recipient