Full Steam Ahead For Locomotion Cake Parade

GROUPS FROM across the North East have signed up to take part in a unique parade celebrating one of the greatest journeys in the region’s history, as part of a major food festival taking place this weekend.

The Distinctly Delicious – Darlington Festival of Food (May 24 – 26) will culminate in the Locomotion Cake Parade, a recreation of the journey made by the train which revolutionised rail transportation.

Brownie groups, businesses, community organisations and schools will be decorating their very own cake carriages based on a Darlington theme on Monday May 26 in and around the Market Square, before the grand parade through town at around 2pm.

The aim is to have 32 carriages in all – the exact number that was pulled by Locomotion – which will then be sliced up and offered to visitors.

And organisations or groups still have the opportunity to take part, with a few cake carriages still available.

The cake parade is one of a whole host of events happening in Darlington over the weekend including street theatre performances, eat along and drink along cinema screenings, workshops, street eats and a food market.

“There is going to be something for everyone to enjoy,” said Alex Hirst, manager of Distinct Darlington which has created the festival.

“It should be a very exciting weekend and we hope people will come along and support what will be a superb bank holiday event.”

The full programme of events is available at www.distinctdarlington.co.uk. Anyone wanting to be part of the cake parade should email maddiemaughan@hotmail.com


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