Head Wrightson Project Week One

April 5, 2019 no comments

It’s been a great first week for The Head Wrightson Photographic Archive project. After many emails and phone calls it was lovely to get most of our volunteers together in person for an initial training session on handling and conserving photo negatives. Helen Kendall came over from Teesside Archives to… Read Full Story

On This Day: 31st March 1827

March 18, 2019 no comments

Richmond’s The Local Records of Stockton and The Neighbourhood once again gives us an intriguing glimpse of Stockton’s past.  Many of you will have no doubt visited the internationally famous Madame Tussauds attraction in London and enjoyed the experience of being photographed next to uncanny and/or creepy waxworks of A-list… Read Full Story

Volunteers needed!

February 18, 2019 no comments

We’re looking to recruit a team of volunteers to conserve, catalogue and digitise an important collection of over 16,000 photographic negatives. The photos detail the work carried out by Head Wrightson, the major industrial company based in Thornaby-on-Tees, from 1958-1978. The collection was donated to Stockton Library Service by Company… Read Full Story

On this Day: February 14th 1804

February 14, 2019 no comments

Thomas Richmond’s Local Records of Stockton and Neighbourhood is a treasure trove of information about our area.  As its subtitle states “this register of memorable events” details hundreds of historical occasions, from courtroom debacles to building openings, ship wreaks to solar eclipses.  On this day in 1804 Stockton saw the… Read Full Story

Can you help?

February 5, 2019 no comments

We recently had a set of postcards donated to us. Two of the postcards are hand painted images of flowers, and date back to early 1900’s.  One is addressed to Master Ernest Jewitt at the Post Office on the High Street at Norton.  The other is addressed to Master Harry… Read Full Story

The Hippodrome Theatre

December 20, 2018 no comments

The Hippodrome Theatre stood on Dovecot Street and was built in 1905. The original building burnt down in 1932 before being rebuilt and reopened in 1933. It ran primarily as a cinema before returning to live theatre use in 1948. In 1969 it was renamed the Essoldo Cinema, then the… Read Full Story

World Digital Preservation Day

November 29, 2018 no comments

Did you know that November 29th is World Digital Preservation Day?  Well, you do now. The aim of the day is “to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice.” So says… Read Full Story

The End of the The Great War

November 10, 2018 no comments

As the centenary of the First World War armistice approaches this weekend we were very grateful to local historian Martin Peagam who delivered a fascinating and moving talk “Light and Shadows: The End of the Great War”. Martin placed the experience of Stockton at war in the global context, highlighting… Read Full Story

The War Diaries of Roger Stamp

October 19, 2018 no comments

Over the past three years we’ve been publishing extracts from the war diaries of Stockton man Roger Stamp.  Lance Corporal Stamp served in France, participating in the Second Battle of Ypres.  Wounded three times he was discharged on medical grounds after sustaining injuries from an exploding bomb at Guemappe in… Read Full Story

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