We Welcome You To Discover Middlesbrough
By Robert Nichols
Monday 15 Oct 2018 10:02:00
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Middlesbrough might still be a relatively new town but it has a rich and almost unique heritage and history. We invite everyone to explore that industrial and artistic heritage, still living and breathing today. For three weeks starting this afternoon, there are walks, talks, tours, exhibitions open days and open doors, please accept our annual invitation to get out and about and Discover Middlesbrough.

This afternoon at 2pm the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery open the gates to the magnificent green haven and harbour of history for a talk about people buried there connected with transportation.

stagAs well as looking after the graves and nature reserve, the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery are dedicated to bringing back to life the stories of all those buried in the cemetery that was opened in the middle of bustling, hustling Victorian Infant Hercules.

This year's Discover Middlesbrough includes several notable anniversary's. This year is the 250th since Marton-born Captain James Cook set sail in the Endeavour on the first of his three epic round the world voyages. It is also 40 years since the Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park was opened.

Discover Middlesbrough also sees a display recounting 30 years of Fly Me To The Moon football fanzine, the evergreen, ever red and white, popular publication of Boro football fandom. Look out for that on Saturday October 27th at Boro Bookworm and Alien Comix on Wilson Street. The same day as the Cook celebrations begin in earnest.

There are so many highlights to pick out. Tours of William Lane, the last surviving foundry in the Ironmasters District are a must-see. Phone to book and then head down to Forty Foot Road on Thurs 25th and Fri 26th.

The fabulous Larchfield Community opens its doors on Tuesday 30th, well over 100 acres of rolling farmland and craft workshops to enjoy, worked by residents and day visitors with disabilities on the southern edge of Middlesbrough.

wiltonThe recently renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall invites you to explore its hidden corners, the court room, the fire station, the cells, venues for tours and an exciting, innovative programme of historical talks and walks.

You really need to see the spectacular Glass Ceiling performed by Periplum. This outdoor production marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. It is an amazing spectacle, The same can be seen of the nightly light show at the former ICI, now Wilton site. A bus tour on Thursday November 1st takes us close to the living, breathing industrial heart of Mighty Redcar.

There are loads and loads more things to do. Mostly for free. Day and night. For all the family.

So pick up a brochure from your local library, community centre, and in shops and cafes. Or down load from the link at the bottom of this article and we welcome you all to Discover Middlesbrough.

Download the programme HERE

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