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Explore Middlesbrough’s Winter Garden In Local History Month

The history of a unique Middlesbrough ‘social experiment’ will be explored this weekend as part of Middlesbrough Local History Month. The celebration of the town’s Winter Garden marks the inclusion of the site of Lady Florence Bell’s enterprise in the new Tees Transporter Bridge Heritage App and Trail. Navigator North’s Print Studio is joining forces with the ....

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Schools Art Project Marks Anniversary Of Gallipoli

    A remembrance service to honour those who fought in Gallipoli and the First World War was held at Middlesbrough Cenotaph this morning. As part of the commemorations, 10 of the town’s schools have made nearly 2,000 artificial poppies for an art project titled Remembering Gallipoli and Our War. The poppies have been made from materials including ceramics, plastic bottles, paper and foam and will be planted in the flowerbeds surrounding the Cenotaph to create the ....

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War Hero’s Extraordinary Story To Be Premiered

  A documentary telling the extraordinary story of a local war hero will be premiered as part of a commemoration of the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp. The 30-minute film ‘Eddie Straight: To Hell and Back’ and a supporting exhibition will be unveiled at an event at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum on Wednesday, April 15 from 7pm-9pm. As well as marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, this year also sees the anniversary of ....

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Lunchtime Lecture Explores Middlesbrough’s Industrial Heritage

  Local author and historian Norman Moorsom will launch the new Tees Transporter Bridge Lunchtime Lecture Series on Monday (April 13) with a talk on the ‘The Origins of Industrial Middlesbrough’.   Mr Moorsom’s talk is the first in the Tees Transporter Bridge Lecture series that will take place quarterly as part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported ....

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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Reopening Season 2015

Middlesbrough\'s Captain Cook Birthplace Museum will re-open to the public on 31st March for its 2015 season. The museum, situated in Stewart Park close to the site of James Cook’s birth, follows the naval explorer’s life from his early years and education, through his time in the Merchant Navy, to Cook’s distinguished Royal Navy career, including his three great Voyages of ....

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Campaign Launched To Create Cook Statue In Historic Park

Work is getting under way on a project to create a statue to one of Middlesbrough’s most famous sons. The tribute to Captain James Cook will be built at Stewart Park - already home to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. The project has long been an ambition of the Friends of Stewart Park, and gained momentum with the announcement in November of a £25,000 contribution to the fund as part of the Council’s capital programme proposals. Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon said it ....

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Talk To Explore Transporter’s History Through Old Newspapers

Newspaper coverage of Teesside’s most famous landmark the Transporter Bridge is the inspiration for a forthcoming talk. The Tees Transporter Bridge: The ‘Majestic Dinosaur’ or ‘Monster’ that survived Middlesbrough’s boom and bust, takes place on Monday (January 12) at The Institute at The Avenue Primary School in the first of Nunthorpe History Group’s ....

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The start of the World War 1 will be commemorated in Albert Park tomorrow with a spectacular outdoor theatre event by Periplum in Albert Park. Start 7pm. The show has been specially commissioned by the Arts Council and the five Tees Valley borough councils, to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1. It will explore stories of how local people’s lives were affected by the ....

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Dresser’s Tearoom Opens At Dorman Museum

A Victorian tearoom in the name of Linthorpe Pottery founder Christopher Dresser has opened at Dorman Museum – realising a long-held family dream. Dresser’s Tearoom is the brainchild of Middlesbrough mum and daughter Janet Thompson and Rachel Forster who have themed the business around the man known as the “Father of Modern Design”. It comes on the back of the Dorman ....

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‘women And The Great War’ Event At Central Library

The fashions of the First World War era will be explored as part of a presentation at Middlesbrough Central Library by The History Wardrobe. ‘Women and the Great War’ will take place in the Reference Library on Thursday, September 11, at 7pm. The History Wardrobe are a group who perform presentations with a theme of “costumes-in-context”. The event at Middlesbrough Central Library will look at how the impact of the First World War brought about tremendous social ....

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Acklam Day Set To Take Place At Dorman Museum

Dorman Museum is set to host Acklam Day – a chance to discover more about the fascinating history of the Middlesbrough suburb. The day-long event will take place on Friday, September 5, with a number of guest speakers giving presentations between 10.30am and 4.30pm. To open the day Jenny Braddy will be giving a welcome talk to set the scene for the topic and will later present the ....

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Transporter Gondola Renovation Works Take Shape

A major revamp of the Tees Transporter Bridge’s distinctive gondola is taking shape as part of the ongoing £2.6m Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. The new design will allow users of the renovated gondola to enjoy majestic views up and down the Tees from the landmark bridge which is the only one of its kind in England and the largest in the world. The glass panel ....

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Historic Week In Stewart Park

  Thursday and Friday will see a couple of big historic events in Middlesbrough's Stewart Park. On Thursday evening Phil Philo will make his final talk in a series on the life of James Cook and then on Friday afternoon there will be an event marking the 150th anniversary of the Bolckow Buildings in Stewart Park. Captain Cook’s visit to Canada’s west coast is the subject of ....

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Official Opening Of Christopher Dresser Exhibition

The world’s largest exhibition of the work of ‘father of modern design’ Christopher Dresser will be unveiled at the Dorman Museum this week. Hundreds of exhibits detailing the designer’s life and work will go on display at the Middlesbrough attraction from Friday, July 4, following months of preparations by staff and volunteers. The permanent exhibition is the focal ....

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Christopher Dresser Campaign Begins At Dorman Museum

A campaign to bring the story of 19th Century design genius Christopher Dresser into popular Middlesbrough culture is being launched at Dorman Museum. A new permanent exhibition of the work of Dresser – the founder of Linthorpe Art Pottery - is due to open at the Linthorpe Road attraction next month. The exhibition – featuring hundreds of pieces - will be the focal point of a ....

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Heritage Project Reveals Unique Rio Bridge Pics

Juninho and Albert Adomah won’t be the only prominent Teesside links on show as the World Cup kicks off this week. Researchers on the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project have uncovered hundreds of images at Teesside Archives of the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, built by Cleveland Bridge and Redpath Dorman Long and one of Host City ....

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Tees Newport Bridge Talk Today

Recently unearthed photos, film footage and written records will be used to illustrate a talk about the Tees Newport Bridge this afternoon at 2.30pm at Teesside Archives. Tosh Warwick takes a break from his day job as Tees Transporter Bridge Education, Learning and Events Officer to explore the history of Middlesbrough’s second iconic bridge, the Newport Bridge. Celebrating its 80th ....

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Gigantic Statues And Captain Cook’s Visit To Easter Island

The giant statues of Easter Island are the subject of a talk tomorrow at Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Senior Curator Phil Philo’s illustrated talk Those Gigantic Statues: Captain Cook’s Visit to Easter Island, 1774 takes place on Thursday, May 22 in association with The Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers. The event ....

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Is War Good For The Health? Local History Talk

Leading historian Professor Barry Doyle returns to Middlesbrough this week to present a talk on health in the town during the First World War in one of the highlights of Middlesbrough Local History Month. Having spent several years at Teesside University before moving to the University of Huddersfield in 2008, Doyle returns to the town to present a talk entitled ‘Is War Good for the ....

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Full House At Teesside Archives For Historian’s Talk On Middlesbrough’s Political Women

History enthusiasts and students have been given an insight into Middlesbrough’s early twentieth century political women as part of Local History Month. Lewis Young, a PhD history researcher at Teesside University, gave a fascinating talk at Teesside Archives into the political activities of women from 1900-1934 in the town. The lecture focused on early Labour councillors Marion Coates ....

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Transporter Bridge Project Unveils Unique Pictures Of Tyne Landmarks

Unique construction photographs of a number of the River Tyne’s landmark bridges have been uncovered by researchers working on the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. Photographs and historical documents relating to the King Edward VII, Metro and Tyne Bridges are just some of the highlights in Teesside Archives’ ....

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Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre Opening

The Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (Fri-Mon 9:30-3:30) offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ Exhibition. The ‘Bridging the World’ Exhibition, part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project, celebrates ....

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Bridgemaster To Tell Story Of Transporter Bridge

A talk entitled The Tees Transporter Bridge through time will be given this week at the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet in Middlesbrough. The free event will take place on Thursday, April 10, from 12.30pm, as part of the ongoing ‘The Green One and The Blue One’ Exhibiton at the Cargo Fleet Offices. Long-serving bridge-master Alan Murray will provide a fascinating insight into the ....

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Calling All Sons And Daughters Of The Tees Transporter

Local author Helen Cox is calling for stories and memories about the Tees Transporter Bridge for her upcoming book on what is arguably the area’s most beloved landmark. Helen explains: “This book is about more than facts and figures, it’s about what the bridge means on a social and cultural level. The students who live in and visit the town make up a large percentage of ....

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Bare Bones At Dorman Museum

There is an exciting new temporary display in the H20 Gallery at the Dorman Museum. North East-based touring exhibition company Blue Tokay Ltd has loaned the museum two displays from their "Bare Bones" exhibition which looks at the anatomy of animals in a very unusual way. Bare Bones Dorman Museum 4th April - 20th July 2014 Unlike many other natural history exhibitions, Bare ....

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