I.C.I. Safety Handbook 1929

February 23, 2018 no comments

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Health and Safety”?  Red tape, conker goggles and lethal hanging baskets? Or hard won legislation that keeps people safe at work?  Whatever your opinion may be, it might surprise you that encouraging workers to avoid falling off things, losing limbs or… Read Full Story

Head Wrightson Photographic Archive

January 12, 2018 3 comments

Did you work at Head Wrightson? Do you know friends or relatives who worked there? We need your thoughts, memories and reflections to help preserve a very special collection of photographs. Chief Photographer at Head Wrightson’s Research and Development department, Alan Simpson, donated his negative collection to Stockton Borough Libraries.… 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

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