I.C.I. Safety Handbook 1929

February 23, 2018 no comments

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Health and Safety”?  Red tape, conker goggles and lethal hanging baskets? Or hard won legislation that keeps people safe at work?  Whatever your opinion may be, it might surprise you that encouraging workers to avoid falling off things, losing limbs or… Read Full Story

‘Metrovick’, Yarm Road

February 17, 2018 no comments

This week’s post comes courtesy of Maurice Burns who provides an account of a railway locomotive construction company that once existed in Yarm Road, Stockton.  Click on the image to read the story of “perhaps the shortest lived locomotive works in Britain”.  

Suffrage and Stockton at 100

February 9, 2018 no comments

This week saw the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act. While universal suffrage was still ten years away, the Act enfranchised a sizable proportion of Britain’s women (those aged over 30 with property qualifications), proving to be a significant moment in the history of… Read Full Story

Industrial Teesside Book Launch

February 3, 2018 no comments

This week we were delighted to welcome Dr. Jon Warren back to the library for the launch of his new book Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies.  Much of the content for the book came from workshops Jon facilitated throughout the area focusing on those who lived and worked during the… Read Full Story