All Aboard!

September 30, 2017 no comments

Last week the town celebrated the 192nd birthday of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. As everyone knows, Local History Librarians can’t resist a good party, so we grabbed our banner, books and a selection of helpful leaflets about online reference resources and headed out to the big marquee on the… Read Full Story

Townscape Heritage Initiative Forum Oral Histories

September 22, 2017 no comments

It was time to whip out the microphone again this week for some oral history recording. With their unique knowledge and understanding of Stockton past and present, The Central Stockton Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Forum has provided an invaluable contribution to the heritage-led regeneration programmes in the town centre. As… Read Full Story

Tell us your stories about Stockton

September 15, 2017 no comments

We are creating a new Cultural Heritage Trail and want to hear from you. We are interested in hearing any stories you may have around the Mill Lane/Dovecot Street and the surrounding area. We are particularly interested in finding out individuals journeys of how they ended up in Stockton but… Read Full Story

The Globe Theatre Archive

September 8, 2017 no comments

Thanks to the sterling efforts of our digital heritage volunteers the library’s collection of theatre programmes from The Globe are now available to view online! Our earliest programme dates from 1935 and the latest 1963. As a peek into a bygone era of entertainment there’s some fascinating stuff to see.… Read Full Story