On this Day: 22nd November 1963

November 22, 2017 no comments

People of a certain vintage will be familiar with the phrase “everyone remembers where they were the day President Kennedy was shot”. In one of those odd historical quirks, for some people in Stockton-on-Tees the day was doubly memorable as the Beatles played twice at the Globe Theatre. Here’s the… Read Full Story

Henry John Jeal

November 11, 2017 no comments

On Armistice Day we’re very grateful to Keith Jeal for sharing with us his quest to learn more about his Grandfather, Henry John Jeal, who was killed at Passchendaele in 1917: I made a very emotional visit in September this year to Dozinghem Cemetery to see my grandfather`s grave. It… Read Full Story

Family History Suite

November 1, 2017 no comments

To a fanfare of ooohs and aahhs we’ve had a move around in our family history suite. We’ve opened up much more space with a classroom style arrangement to help with our Introduction to Family History sessions. Our Digital Heritage Volunteers now have more elbow room for their scanning work,… Read Full Story