Nice to see him

August 25, 2017 no comments

Like the rest of the nation we were saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Forsyth last week. No stranger to the North East, the consummate showman appeared at The Globe in 1960, and returned to the area for a longer stay at the Billingham Forum in 1978. The… Read Full Story

Ernest Taylor, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards

August 19, 2017 no comments

One of the many pleasures of working in the Reference Library is being able to witness the historical traces of individuals as our customers slowly uncover the intricacies of their family history. This week Ken Oliver has very kindly shared his research into his Grandfather, Ernest Taylor, as the Centenary… Read Full Story

Heaven on Earth

August 11, 2017 no comments

To mark Local and Community History month our “Preserving Your Past” project ran throughout May this year. The aim was to help people digitise their personal archives – photographs, letters, diaries or tapes hidden away in the attic or at the back of the cupboard. We had a wonderful array… Read Full Story