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 it’s 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

Sergeant Robert Nicholson, Royal Engineers

October 9, 2018 no comments

With the centenary of the end of the First World War fast approaching we were very grateful to receive a history of Robert Nicholson, researched and compiled by his granddaughter Glen Clerk. Sergeant Nicholson of the Royal Engineers received the Military Medal for gallant conduct and devotion to duty, presented… Read Full Story

One for the Road Archive Film

October 5, 2018 no comments

Following on from our post about the North East Film Archive’s Search and Rescue campaign it would have been rude not to get distracted by the wonderful collection of archive film available on their website. One piece of film that caught our eye was One for the Road, a ten… Read Full Story

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