Industrial Teesside Book Launch

February 3, 2018 no comments

This week we were delighted to welcome Dr. Jon Warren back to the library for the launch of his new book Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies.  Much of the content for the book came from workshops Jon facilitated throughout the area focusing on those who lived and worked during the… Read Full Story

Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies

December 11, 2017 no comments

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Jon Warren of Durham University will be returning to Stockton Library to talk about his new book Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies. Last year Jon ran a workshop session at the library, gathering stories, memories and experiences of the area’s industrial past. Reminiscences such… Read Full Story

All Aboard!

September 30, 2017 no comments

Last week the town celebrated the 192nd birthday of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. As everyone knows, Local History Librarians can’t resist a good party, so we grabbed our banner, books and a selection of helpful leaflets about online reference resources and headed out to the big marquee on the… Read Full Story

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

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

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