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

Castle Theatre Programme 1911

April 20, 2018 no comments

While our collection contains a healthy amount of ephemera from the Globe and Forum theatres, it’s a little sparse where the Castle Theatre is concerned. The theatre was built on the site of the former Stockton Castle and stood until 1969, replaced by the Swallow Hotel. You can read more… Read Full Story

New A3 Scanner for Digital Heritage

March 23, 2018 no comments

We have a new addition to the Family History Suite. Thanks to the ongoing Globe restoration and heritage project we have a shiny new A3 scanner, ready to capture those oversize posters, flyers and programmes from years ago. We’ve given it a trial run on a programme that was kindly… Read Full Story

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

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