Tell us your stories about Stockton

September 15, 2017 no comments

We are creating a new Cultural Heritage Trail and want to hear from you. We are interested in hearing any stories you may have around the Mill Lane/Dovecot Street and the surrounding area. We are particularly interested in finding out individuals journeys of how they ended up in Stockton but… Read Full Story

The Globe Theatre Archive

September 8, 2017 no comments

Thanks to the sterling efforts of our digital heritage volunteers the library’s collection of theatre programmes from The Globe are now available to view online! Our earliest programme dates from 1935 and the latest 1963. As a peek into a bygone era of entertainment there’s some fascinating stuff to see.… Read Full Story

Nice to see him

August 25, 2017 no comments

Like the rest of the nation we were saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Forsyth last week. No stranger to the North East, the consummate showman appeared at The Globe in 1960, and returned to the area for a longer stay at the Billingham Forum in 1978. The… Read Full Story

Ernest Taylor, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards

August 19, 2017 no comments

One of the many pleasures of working in the Reference Library is being able to witness the historical traces of individuals as our customers slowly uncover the intricacies of their family history. This week Ken Oliver has very kindly shared his research into his Grandfather, Ernest Taylor, as the Centenary… Read Full Story

Heaven on Earth

August 11, 2017 no comments

To mark Local and Community History month our “Preserving Your Past” project ran throughout May this year. The aim was to help people digitise their personal archives – photographs, letters, diaries or tapes hidden away in the attic or at the back of the cupboard. We had a wonderful array… Read Full Story

Old Boys Here and There

July 28, 2017 no comments

One of the ongoing projects we’ve got running in the Reference library is our digitisation program. We’re very grateful to our team of Digital Heritage Volunteers who give up their time to come into the library and scan the weird and wonderful things we’ve acquired over the years – photographs,… Read Full Story

Yarm 1914 Passchendaele Commemoration

July 21, 2017 no comments

You’ll be happy to know that occasionally we are let out, blinking in the sunshine, from the dusky confines of the Library and Museum.  Last Sunday it was a pleasure to be part of the Yarm 1914 Group’s commemoration of the centenary of The Battle of Passchendaele.  While naturally sombre… Read Full Story

Anyone for more tennis?

July 13, 2017 no comments

With Murray and Konta out it’s up to us to keep British interest in tennis alive until the end of the week. So, after casting a hawk-like eye over our newspaper microfilm collection last week we thought we’d see what our online resources served up. The British Newspaper Archive is… Read Full Story

Game, Set, Match

June 28, 2017 no comments

  As the world’s finest players gather for another two weeks of hope, anguish, elation and possibly some more anguish at Wimbledon, what better time to delve into our archives in search of some tennis history closer to home.  While Stockton-on-Tees might not be known as a magnet for world… Read Full Story

Dear Mrs. Pennyman

May 16, 2017 no comments

As part of our celebration of Local and Community History Month we were delighted to welcome to the library Dr Roisín Higgins who talked about the ‘Dear Mrs Pennyman’ project. Funded by the Heritage Lottery, the project is digitising and researching over one hundred letters sent to Mary Pennyman during… Read Full Story

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