W.T. Steads Hitching Stone, Darlington

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William Thomas Stead was the second editor of the Northern Echo and is seen as one of the founding fathers of modern investigative journalism. He used this stone opposite the Northern Echo offices to tether his dogs and pony.

W T Steads Hitching Stone, Darlington
Mr Stead was heavily involved in campaigning for world peace and defending civil liberties and was killed on the maiden voyage of the Titanic on his way peace congress at Carnegie Hall.

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