Ernest Taylor Remembrance Service

October 20, 2017 no comments

Our post in August featured the story of Ernest Taylor of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, with Ernest’s grandson, Ken Oliver, sharing his research with us. Last week a remembrance service was held at St Peter’s Church, Stockton, 100 years to the day Ernest was killed in action. The service… Read Full Story

1 Across, 10 letters

October 13, 2017 no comments

If there’s a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of librarians across the globe it’s “otherwise they’ll just have to go in the bin”. Not everything can be lovingly housed, catalogued and occasionally dusted in the safe confines of the library stacks, of course. But each time we’re offered… Read Full Story

Farewell to a legend

October 6, 2017 no comments

October 2017 has seen the loss of one of Stockton & Norton’s most well-known, and also much-loved, characters. Mr. Robert Harbron, known simply as Bob, was a local historian. But he was not just a local historian, he was Norton and Stockton’s most passionate and knowledgeable supporter of their heritage.  Bob… Read Full Story