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