North East Film Archive Search & Rescue campaign

September 15, 2018 no comments

The North East Film Archive, alongside the Yorkshire Film Archive, is a tremendous resource for those with an interest in the region’s heritage. NEFA is “committed to finding, preserving and providing access to the moving image heritage of the North East of England”. Currently housed in the Constantine Building at Teesside… Read Full Story

Donations and Loans

August 18, 2018 no comments

We were delighted to receive two significant collections from members of the public this week. In response to our appeal for any Stocktonian school magazines to add to the online resources already available, one “old boy” very generously loaned us his collection which fills many of the gaps in the… Read Full Story

The Stocktonian Magazine

July 20, 2018 no comments

After months of hard work from our digital heritage volunteers we’re delighted to announce the newest addition to our online resources. Our Stocktonian School Magazine collection spans almost a century and is a trove of information about the pupils who attended Stockton Secondary School, and later Grangefield, over the years. … Read Full Story

Rules of the Stockton on Tees Free Public Library

June 14, 2018 no comments

Stockton Library Service is a modern, inclusive, forward thinking 21st century library service. We’re bristling with tech and brimming with welcoming, friendly staff. Back in 1877, things were slightly different. When the Masonic Hall on Wellington Street was converted by the town council and opened as a Free Library one… Read Full Story

Local and Community History Month continued…

June 1, 2018 no comments

It’s been a busy time in the library with Local and Community History Month. Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been up to. Local Historian Martin Peagam talks Stockton Workhouses.   The Magical Mystery History Tour heads off from the library in a vintage bus and takes in some of… Read Full Story

Local and Community History Month

May 10, 2018 no comments

May is Local and Community History Month and we’ve got a lot on. This week local historian Bob Woodhouse had a full house for his Curiosities of Cleveland talk. More than fifty people enjoyed tales of collapsing bridges, mysterious meteorites and repurposed castles. Bob Woodhouse talking about Stockton Castle Bryan… Read Full Story

Castle Theatre Programme 1911

April 20, 2018 no comments

While our collection contains a healthy amount of ephemera from the Globe and Forum theatres, it’s a little sparse where the Castle Theatre is concerned. The theatre was built on the site of the former Stockton Castle and stood until 1969, replaced by the Swallow Hotel. You can read more… Read Full Story

Shakespeare via Stockton

April 5, 2018 no comments

Last Saturday, having no doubt enjoyed one too many Easter eggs, some of you might have thought it a good time to settle down in front of the television for three hours of Elizabethan revenge tragedy.  BBC2 broadcast a live recording of the acclaimed Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, starring… Read Full Story

New A3 Scanner for Digital Heritage

March 23, 2018 no comments

We have a new addition to the Family History Suite. Thanks to the ongoing Globe restoration and heritage project we have a shiny new A3 scanner, ready to capture those oversize posters, flyers and programmes from years ago. We’ve given it a trial run on a programme that was kindly… Read Full Story

A visit from Paganini

March 9, 2018 no comments

Anne Sharp of the Georgian Theatre 250 project  was recently in the library to work with us on an Historic Newspaper workshop.  Using the microfilm collection and our library subscription to the British Newspaper Archive several interesting items were unearthed.  Most prominent among them, a visit by the celebrated violinist… Read Full Story

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