May is Local and Community History Month!

Spearheaded by The Historical Association the aim of Local and Community History Month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate.

Saturday 1 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/ 

10.00am
Black Path Walk Launch
A Virtual Launch of a new walk along the Black Path, trod by sailors and workers in times gone by.
Contributors from Teesside Archives and Middlesbrough Environment City will provide an introduction to the history of the Black Path and its significance in our heritage, and will explain how you can follow the trail and what you can expect to find.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/ 

Monday 3 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Linthorpe Tour
Take a virtual tour exploring the history of Linthorpe in the company of Sue Sedgwick from the Dorman Museum and Chris Corbett from Teesside Archives
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Local History Quiz 1
A Virtual Quiz about our local history provided by Stockton Borough Libraries
To take part visit: https://www.facebook.com/StocktonLibraries

Tuesday 4 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
The Smell of Water
The personal blog of Gavin Parry, it documents his explorations of landscape, history, myth and folklore to identify elements that influence our sense of place and identity.
Visit: https://teessidepsychogeography.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/wandering-in-land-of-thedivine-hag/

11.00am
Newham Grange Farm
Did you know Newham Grange Farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086AD)
Records show this area of Cleveland has been farmed for over 900 years, and we know that the Hopper Family worked the land at Newham Grange since 1580.
To celebrate History Month, we are offering a talk and walk showing the history of the Farm, a presentation from artist Carol Newmarch, and to finish with a Cream Tea (fruit scone with clotted cream and preserve with a cup of tea)
Charge: £6.50
For further details and booking, visit: : https://newhamgrangefarm.co.uk
Middlesbrough Box Office 01642 729729

2.00pm
The Story of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, discover how the museum came about, learn about the treasures to be found in the museum and the links forged with people from countries explored by Captain Cook.
For further details and booking, visit: https://www.ctlhs.co.uk

2.00pm
The RNLI and Redcar Lifeboat Station
Dave Cocks has held a number of positions with the RNLI at Redcar for over 40 years,
ranging from crew member to Lifeboat Operations Manager. He describes the life and
training of modern crew members, the lifeboats and how the service has adapted to meet
changing demands over the years.
Charge: Donations invited
For further details and booking, visit: https://sotherans.wixsite.com/tuesday-talks

7.00pm
Middlesbrough's Steel Magnates and the shaping of the modern town, 1880-1934
Hear from Tosh Warwick about the role played by the industrialists who created and shaped Middlesbrough in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century
For further details and booking, visit: https://nelh.net/

Wednesday 5 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Picture Stockton Archive
Join Stockton Libraries in their weekly session in which they share photographs from the Picture Stockton collection and prompt memories of times past.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

10.00am
Teesside Archives Blog
Teesside Archives take their weekly delve into their collections and consider what documents and artefacts from our past can reveal about people, events, and places.
Visit: https://teessidearchives.wordpress.com/

2.00pm
The Workhouses of Stockton
Martin Peagam explores the fascinating story of the workhouses of Stockton and those who occupied them. He asks whether they were really as bad as is portrayed in Oliver Twist, or whether they provided a place of refuge and hope for those who had fallen on hard times, and asks whether we should reintroduce them today.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

Thursday 6 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Paul Menzies on Middlesbrough
Paul Menzies considers some aspects of the history of Middlesbrough in his weekly blog posts during Local History Month.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

10.00am
Frank Wild -The Antarctic Explorer from Skelton
In three videos to be shown during Local History Month, and in advance of exhibition at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum of artefacts associated with his life and travels, we will learn about the Antarctic Explorer Frank Wild who was born in Skelton and who took part in no less than four expeditions to the Antarctic between 1901 and 1922.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

2.00pm
The Rockgarden
Steve Harland explores the history of the Middlesbrough punk and post-punk venue The Rockgarden in a Virtual Blog.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
Head Wrightson: A Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of what was the site of Head Wrightson, in the company of Albert Roxborough. Using photographs and other material from the Heritage Lottery funded Head Wrightson Photo Archive Project, we can see what life was like at the company which was one of the industrial giants of Teesside engineering
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

Friday 7 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Who Am I? – Exploring Family History with Martin and Julie
Local Historian Martin Peagam seeks help from Julie at Stockton Reference Library, to help him discover his family roots. Over the course of Local History Month, he chats about what he needs to do and what resources are available to help him.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

11.00am
Middlesbrough Town Hall History
Middlesbrough Town Hall has developed a series of short films celebrating people's unique history with Middlesbrough Town Hall and its role in the heritage of the place we all call home.
Through a series of interviews, learn more about the rich and important history of this building and its unwavering identity since the first foundation stone was laid.
Developed by Middlesbrough Town Hall in partnership with less is MORE productions and LCM media.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
No Rest for The Wicked
A talk by Richard Taylor of Ripon Museum Trust, who runs the Workhouse Museum, Prison & Police Museum and Courthouse Museum, which tells the story of the history of law and order in Yorkshire.
For further details and booking, visit: https://riponmuseums.co.uk/


Saturday 8 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

2.15 pm
Tales from Guisborough Priory
Christine Clarke tells the often-unheard tales from one of Teesside’s best historic landmarks. Hear about Lord Gisborough’s family tree, Peter de Brus, Lucy de Twheng and the secret tunnels of Gisborough Priory.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

Monday 10 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

11.00am
Newham Grange Farm
Did you know Newham Grange Farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086AD)
Records show this area of Cleveland has been farmed for over 900 years, and we know that the Hopper Family worked the land at Newham Grange since 1580.
To celebrate History Month, we are offering a talk and walk showing the history of the Farm, a presentation from artist Carol Newmarch, and to finish with a Cream Tea (fruit scone with clotted cream and preserve with a cup of tea)
Charge: £6.50
For further details and booking, visit: : https://newhamgrangefarm.co.uk
Middlesbrough Box Office 01642 729729

2.00pm
Going for a Curry
Local author Khadim Hussain in conversation about the story of how curry was introduced to Middlesbrough and the people and places responsible.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
Tourism Teesside T-Shirts
Tourism Teesside make t-shirts and prints that are intended to celebrate and reimagine the forgotten histories of Teesside. Blog by Kingsley Hall
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Local History Quiz 2
A Virtual Quiz about our local history provided by Stockton Borough Libraries.
To take part visit: https://www.facebook.com/StocktonLibraries

Tuesday 11 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
The Smell of Water
Gavin Parry, blogs about his explorations of local landscape, history, myth and folklore.
Visit: https://teessidepsychogeography.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/flying-freddie-dixoncleveland-precision

2.00 pm
Cook 250 Lecture: Diet, Disease, and Death
A talk by Martin Peagam of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust exploring aspects of Diet, Disease, and Death as they impacted on the life and voyages of Captain James Cook. Did he make the crew eat sauerkraut? Did he really eliminate scurvy? What actually caused his death?
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

Wednesday 12 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Picture Stockton Archive
Join Stockton Libraries in their weekly session in which they share photographs from the Picture Stockton collection and prompt memories of times past.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

10.00am
Teesside Archives Blog
Teesside Archives take their weekly delve into their collections and consider what documents and artefacts from our past can reveal about people, events, and places.
Visit: https://teessidearchives.wordpress.com/

2.00 pm
Falling Over a Family; the Trechmanns of Hartlepool and Norton
Local historian Linda Polley tells the story of how her research into a house, Kiora Hall, led her into the fascinating story of a family.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

3.00pm
Celebrating The Stockton & Darlington Railway
On the 200th anniversary of Yarm resident Thomas Meynell becoming the first Chairman of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1821, Barry Thompson and Martin Peagam discuss whether the forthcoming 200th anniversary of Locomotion No 1 pulling a train into Stockton on 27 September 1825 should matter to the people of Teesside.
They will consider the significance of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the role played by people from Stockton and Yarm in its creation, and the important events leading up to the opening day in 1825, including the laying of the very first rail, in Stockton.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.00pm
Want to write historical fiction? Find out what it takes...
Gillie Hatton of Sixth Element Publishing talks to Will Nett, author of My Only Boro, on the lesser-known fascinating snippets of Middlesbrough history that inspired his first book...
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Thursday 13 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Paul Menzies on Middlesbrough
Paul Menzies considers some aspects of the history of Middlesbrough in his weekly blog posts during Local History Month.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

10.00am
Frank Wild -The Antarctic Explorer from Skelton
In three videos to be shown during Local History Month, and in advance of exhibition at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum of artefacts associated with his life and travels, we will learn about the Antarctic Explorer Frank Wild who was born in Skelton and who took part in no less than four expeditions to the Antarctic between 1901 and 1922.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

2.00pm
The Teesside International Brigades Memorial
Tony Fox, of the International Brigades Memorial Trust, tells the story of the Teesside International Brigades Memorial, which is now in Middlesbrough Town Hall, he'll be explaining: the role local volunteers played in the XV International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War, the unique story of the memorial plaques production, loss and recovery and how the Volunteers have been commemorated.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.00pm
Teesside Rising Interviews
Arts Council funded Teesside Rising and the Tees interviews Edna Hunnysett who writes novels inspired by her life growing up on a farm in the 40s.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Friday 14 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Who Am I? – Exploring Family History with Martin and Julie
Local Historian Martin Peagam seeks help from Julie at Stockton Reference Library, to help him discover his family roots. Over the course of Local History Month, he chats about what he needs to do and what resources are available to help him.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

11.00am
Middlesbrough Town Hall History
Middlesbrough Town Hall has developed a series of short films celebrating people's unique history with Middlesbrough Town Hall and its role in the heritage of the place we all call home.
Through a series of interviews, learn more about the rich and important history of this building and its unwavering identity since the first foundation stone was laid.
Developed by Middlesbrough Town Hall in partnership with less is MORE productions and LCM media.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
A Brief History of 'Maxwell's Corner', Stockton
Eleanor Blyth and Fiona Riley of the Stockton BC Townscape Heritage Project provide an insight into the long and interesting history of the area now fondly known as 'Maxwell's Corner', and provide an brief insight into work being carried out and future engagement opportunities available as part of the Townscape Heritage Project.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

Saturday 15 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Vintage Sewing Gill Mollard blogs about the renewed appeal of vintage sewing patterns
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/


Monday 17 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

2.00pm
Folklore of the North Yorkshire Moors
Historian Martyn Hudson talks about the folklore of the North Yorkshire Moors.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Local History Quiz 3
A Virtual Quiz about our local history provided by Stockton Borough Libraries
To take part visit: https://www.facebook.com/StocktonLibraries

Tuesday 18 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
The Women’s Football Cup 1918
In the year that is the 100th anniversary of women being banned from playing football and also the 50th anniversary of that ban being lifted, the editor of the Boro Fanzine, Fly Me To The Moon, and local historian Martin Peagam discuss how local women embraced football during the First World War and how a packed Ayresome Park hosted a cup final between two women’s teams.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

10.00am
Smell of Water Blog
Gavin Parry, blogs about his explorations of local landscape, history, myth and folklore.
Visit: https://teessidepsychogeography.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/into-the-tabular-hills/

11.00am
Newham Grange Farm
Did you know Newham Grange Farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086AD)
Records show this area of Cleveland has been farmed for over 900 years, and we know that the Hopper Family worked the land at Newham Grange since 1580.
To celebrate History Month, we are offering a talk and walk showing the history of the Farm, a presentation from artist Carol Newmarch, and to finish with a Cream Tea (fruit scone with clotted cream and preserve with a cup of tea)
Charge: £6.50
For further details and booking, visit: : https://newhamgrangefarm.co.uk
Middlesbrough Box Office 01642 729729

2.00 pm
Cook 250 Lecture: Smook near the beach
Phil Philo tells the story of how Captain James Cook arrived at Australia in the Spring of 1770 where he observed ‘Smook near the beach’ – a sign of local habitation – and considers how he was received by the indigenous people?
Charge: Donations invited
For further details and booking, visit: https://sotherans.wixsite.com/tuesday-talks

Wednesday 19 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Picture Stockton Archive
Join Stockton Libraries in their weekly session in which they share photographs from the Picture Stockton collection and prompt memories of times past.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

10.00am
Teesside Archives Blog
Teesside Archives take their weekly delve into their collections and consider what documents and artefacts from our past can reveal about people, events, and places.
Visit: https://teessidearchives.wordpress.com/

1.00 pm
The Spence Arms and Armour Collection
Chris Young of Preston Hall Museum provides an insight into the Spence Arms and Armour Collection at the museum: how it came about, what it contains, and its significance.
For further details and booking, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arms-and-armour-of-thespence-bequest-tickets-151609252355

7.00pm
Want to write historical fiction? Find out what it takes...
Gillie Hatton of Sixth Element Publishing talks to Ken Braithwaite, the author of action-packed historical novels following the adventures of 19th century drovers...
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Thursday 20 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Paul Menzies on Middlesbrough
Paul Menzies considers some aspects of the history of Middlesbrough in his weekly blog posts during Local History Month.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

10.00am
Frank Wild -The Antarctic Explorer from Skelton
In three videos to be shown during Local History Month, and in advance of exhibition at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum of artefacts associated with his life and travels, we will learn about the Antarctic Explorer Frank Wild who was born in Skelton and who took part in no less than four expeditions to the Antarctic between 1901 and 1922.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

2.00pm
William Gileard Brown
Chris Corbett of Teesside Archives talks about the William Gileard Brown collection held by Teesside Archives.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.00pm
Black History Conversation
In conversation with Bradley Mafuta aka The Chief on why Black History Matters.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Friday 21 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Who Am I? – Exploring Family History with Martin and Julie
Local Historian Martin Peagam seeks help from Julie at Stockton Reference Library, to help him discover his family roots. Over the course of Local History Month, he chats about what he needs to do and what resources are available to help him.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

11.00am
Middlesbrough Town Hall History
Middlesbrough Town Hall has developed a series of short films celebrating people's unique history with Middlesbrough Town Hall and its role in the heritage of the place we all call home.
Through a series of interviews, learn more about the rich and important history of this building and its unwavering identity since the first foundation stone was laid.
Developed by Middlesbrough Town Hall in partnership with less is MORE productions and LCM media.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
Ironopolis: The architecture of Middlesbrough
Join architectural historian Dr Michael Johnson on a virtual tour of Middlesbrough as he introduces his new book on the town’s rich architectural heritage.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Saturday 22 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

2.00 pm
The Silent Warriors
Phil Philo tells the story of how the River Tees became the base for U Boats during World War One.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

Sunday 23 May 2021
10.00am
Locomotion Run
Club run by Orchard Eagles Running Club to celebrate the anniversary of the date on which the first rail on the Stockton % Darlington Railway was laid.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, participation limited to club members only.

Monday 24 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

11.00am
Newham Grange Farm
Did you know Newham Grange Farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086AD)
Records show this area of Cleveland has been farmed for over 900 years, and we know that the Hopper Family worked the land at Newham Grange since 1580.
To celebrate History Month, we are offering a talk and walk showing the history of the Farm, a presentation from artist Carol Newmarch, and to finish with a Cream Tea (fruit scone with clotted cream and preserve with a cup of tea)
Charge: £6.50
For further details and booking, visit: : https://newhamgrangefarm.co.uk
Middlesbrough Box Office 01642 729729

2.00pm
North Sea to the East
John Powls talks about his new book of poetry and paintings inspired by the lands around the Tees.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Local History Quiz 4
A Virtual Quiz about our local history provided by Stockton Borough Libraries.
To take part visit: https://www.facebook.com/StocktonLibraries

Tuesday 25 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Smell of Water Blog
Read a blog by Gavin Perry and discover the psychogeography of Teesside
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

11..00am
Smell of Water Film
A chance to watch one of a series of films made by Bob Fischer based on Smell of Water locations.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
Cook250: The First Voyage and its Significance
What was the significance of the First Voyage undertaken by James Cook?
Phil Philo considers this question in an entertaining and informative talk.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.30pm
Altogether Archaeology and Community Archaeology
Tony Metcalfe outlines the history and activities of Altogether Archaeology, which aims to promote awareness of the archaeological heritage of the North Pennines and the surrounding area; by the involvement of its members of all ages; in archaeological fieldwork and research
For further details and booking, visit: https://teesarchsoc.com/

Wednesday 26 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Picture Stockton Archive
Join Stockton Libraries in their weekly session in which they share photographs from the Picture Stockton collection and prompt memories of times past.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

10.00am
Teesside Archives Blog
Teesside Archives take their weekly delve into their collections and consider what documents and artefacts from our past can reveal about people, events, and places.
Visit: https://teessidearchives.wordpress.com/

9.00am – 4.00pm
Globe Salvage Treasures
Exhibition at Fountain Court Enterprise Arcade, High Street, Stockton on Tees.

A display of items and material salvaged during the restoration and refurbishment of the Globe Theatre. Items on display include posters and programmes which will evoke memories of the Globe as a cinema and music venue at the heart of Stockton, showing block-buster films and attracting star names from the world of show-business.

11.00am
Smell of Water Film
A chance to watch one of a series of films made by Bob Fischer.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
Two Villages in North Stockton
Martin Peagam delves into the intriguing origins of two estates Roseworth and Hardwick – and finds that they were inspired by a vision of creating two villages similar to Hartburn and Norton.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.00pm
Want to write historical fiction? Find out what it takes...
Gillie Hatton of Sixth Element Publishing talks to award-winning historical romance author Christine King about 19th century smuggling along the North-East coast...
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Thursday 27 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

10.00am
Paul Menzies on Middlesbrough
Paul Menzies considers some aspects of the history of Middlesbrough in his weekly blog posts during Local History Month.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

11.00am
Smell of Water Film
A chance to watch one of a series of films made by Bob Fischer.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
The River Tees crossings during the Bishops' and Civil Wars, 1639-44

Phil Philo of the Battlefield Trust considers the role played by the River Tees crossings - 'the most directe and sure way and passage for the Kinge or Sovraigne Lordes armye and ordynance’ - during the Bishops' and Civil Wars, 1639-44’

For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

4.00pm
War of the Three Kingdoms
Mark Turnbull talks about the inspiration for his book weaving fact with fiction in the turmoil of the Civil War.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Teesside Rising Interviews
Arts Council funded project Teesside Rising talks to former Tees pilot Geoff Taylor, who has spent 15 years fighting to save Teesside’s industrial heritage.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Friday 28 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

9.00am – 4.00pm
Globe Salvage Treasures
Exhibition at Fountain Court Enterprise Arcade, High Street, Stockton on Tees.
A display of items and material salvaged during the restoration and refurbishment of the Globe Theatre. Items on display include posters and programmes which will evoke memories of the Globe as a cinema and music venue at the heart of Stockton, showing block-buster films and attracting star names from the world of show-business.

10.00am
Who Am I? – Exploring Family History with Martin and Julie
Local Historian Martin Peagam seeks help from Julie at Stockton Reference Library, to help him discover his family roots. Over the course of Local History Month, he chats about what he needs to do and what resources are available to help him.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246080663250652

11.00am
Middlesbrough Town Hall History
Middlesbrough Town Hall has developed a series of short films celebrating people's unique history with Middlesbrough Town Hall and its role in the heritage of the place we all call home.
Through a series of interviews, learn more about the rich and important history of this building and its unwavering identity since the first foundation stone was laid.
Developed by Middlesbrough Town Hall in partnership with less is MORE productions and LCM media.
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/


2.00pm
On the High Street: From Blair's Home to Robinson's Emporium
Eleanor Blyth and Fiona Riley of the Stockton BC Townscape Heritage Project provide an insight into one particular address on Stockton High Street and how it reflects the ever-changing nature of the High Street, and provide a brief insight into work being carried out and future engagement opportunities available as part of the Townscape Heritage Project.
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

7.00pm
My Boro Debut
Fans and former players interviewed for the recent book talk about their first games at Boro
Visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Saturday 29 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a book published in 1929 called Middlesbrough Folk
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/

9:30am-2:30pm
Day School: Care and Conflict – Cleveland and Teesside in the Twentieth Century
A chance to spend a day with some renowned local historians hearing about aspects of life in Cleveland and Teesside during the twentieth century.
There will be four on-line talks and you can attend the whole day or dip into individual talks.
The programme includes:
Middlesbrough in World War 1
Paul Menzies
Man at the Back – Lord Tom Sawyer
Christopher Massey
No Place for Terrorists – Teesside and Women’s Suffrage
Martin F Peagam
Care Between Conflict: Stockton in Hard Times
John Little
Charge: £5 registration fee
For further details and booking, visit: http://ctlhs.co.uk/programme/

11.00am
Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s:
A look back at life in Middlesbrough in the seventies and eighties with historian Dr Tosh Warwick, author of the new book Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s. Tosh tells some of the stories behind the images in the book and shares memories shared as part of the book project
Venue: Town Hall Fire station
Charge: £2.50
For further details and booking, visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
The Tees Transporter Bridge: Past, Present and Future
Ahead of the publication of a new book on Teesside's famous landmark, Dr Tosh Warwick tells the story of the Tees Transporter Bridge by exploring notable moments from the Bridge's past, considers what the Grade II* Listed structure means to Teessiders today and considers what role the Bridge might play in future developments of the area.
Venue: Town Hall Fire station
Charge: £2.50
For further details and booking, visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Sunday 30 May 2021
10.00am
Rediscovering Heritage Through Archives
Dr Tosh Warwick presents a video made by the High Street Heritage Action Zone – Middlesbrough exploring how the heritage of Middlesbrough is being discovered and made accessible through an exploration of the treasures held by Teesside Archives.
For further details and booking, visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

Monday 31 May 2021
9.00am
Hidden Gems
A daily treasure from Middlesbrough Central Libraries local history collection.
2.00pm
The 1929 Quiz
Questions from a 1929 book in the Middlesbrough collection
Middlesbrough Art
A daily display of a piece of art from the Middlesbrough collection’
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/BoroLibraries/


10.30am
Memories of Stockton in the 1970s and 1980s
A look back at life in Stockton on Tees in the seventies and eighties with historian Dr Tosh Warwick, author of the new book Memories of Stockton in the 1970s and 1980s. Tosh tells some of the stories behind the images in the book and shares memories shared as part of the book project.
For further details and booking, visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

2.00pm
The History of Middlesbrough
Paul Menzies takes us on a trip through the history of Middlesbrough.
For further details and booking, visit https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

3.00pm
Smell of Water
A film by Bob Fischer.
For further details and booking, visit: https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/

7.00pm
Local History Quiz 5
A Virtual Quiz about our local history provided by Stockton Borough Libraries
To take part visit: https://www.facebook.com/StocktonLibraries

Throughout the Month

3 May 2021 - 31st MAY
Mimazina
The May edition is a special for Local History Month and is packed full of local stories, nature, recipes, music playlists and reflections on artworks from the Middlesbrough Collection.
Distributed online through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @mimauseful
Visit: https://mima.art/mimazina/

MIMAMAKING
Free activity pack to collect
Collection available from Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 15:00 and Sundays from 12:30 – 15:00
MIMA Kitchen
MIMA
Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ