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

Take That, Stockton

September 26, 2018 no comments

Like much of the rest of the region we were beside ourselves with excitement to hear that the nation’s pre-eminent middle aged man band Take That will be returning to Teesside to play at The Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough FC. Returning? Yes indeed, because, as is customary, Stockton got… Read Full Story

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

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