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The start of the World War 1 will be commemorated in Albert Park tomorrow with a spectacular outdoor theatre event by Periplum in Albert Park. Start 7pm. The show has been specially commissioned by the Arts Council and the five Tees Valley borough councils, to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1. It will explore stories of how local people’s lives were affected by the ....


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Dresser’s Tearoom Opens At Dorman Museum

A Victorian tearoom in the name of Linthorpe Pottery founder Christopher Dresser has opened at Dorman Museum – realising a long-held family dream. Dresser’s Tearoom is the brainchild of Middlesbrough mum and daughter Janet Thompson and Rachel Forster who have themed the business around the man known as the “Father of Modern Design”. It comes on the back of the Dorman ....


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‘women And The Great War’ Event At Central Library

The fashions of the First World War era will be explored as part of a presentation at Middlesbrough Central Library by The History Wardrobe. ‘Women and the Great War’ will take place in the Reference Library on Thursday, September 11, at 7pm. The History Wardrobe are a group who perform presentations with a theme of “costumes-in-context”. The event at Middlesbrough Central Library will look at how the impact of the First World War brought about tremendous social ....


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Acklam Day Set To Take Place At Dorman Museum

Dorman Museum is set to host Acklam Day – a chance to discover more about the fascinating history of the Middlesbrough suburb. The day-long event will take place on Friday, September 5, with a number of guest speakers giving presentations between 10.30am and 4.30pm. To open the day Jenny Braddy will be giving a welcome talk to set the scene for the topic and will later present the ....


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Transporter Gondola Renovation Works Take Shape

A major revamp of the Tees Transporter Bridge’s distinctive gondola is taking shape as part of the ongoing £2.6m Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. The new design will allow users of the renovated gondola to enjoy majestic views up and down the Tees from the landmark bridge which is the only one of its kind in England and the largest in the world. The glass panel ....


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Historic Week In Stewart Park

  Thursday and Friday will see a couple of big historic events in Middlesbrough's Stewart Park. On Thursday evening Phil Philo will make his final talk in a series on the life of James Cook and then on Friday afternoon there will be an event marking the 150th anniversary of the Bolckow Buildings in Stewart Park. Captain Cook’s visit to Canada’s west coast is the subject of ....


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Official Opening Of Christopher Dresser Exhibition

The world’s largest exhibition of the work of ‘father of modern design’ Christopher Dresser will be unveiled at the Dorman Museum this week. Hundreds of exhibits detailing the designer’s life and work will go on display at the Middlesbrough attraction from Friday, July 4, following months of preparations by staff and volunteers. The permanent exhibition is the focal ....


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Christopher Dresser Campaign Begins At Dorman Museum

A campaign to bring the story of 19th Century design genius Christopher Dresser into popular Middlesbrough culture is being launched at Dorman Museum. A new permanent exhibition of the work of Dresser – the founder of Linthorpe Art Pottery - is due to open at the Linthorpe Road attraction next month. The exhibition – featuring hundreds of pieces - will be the focal point of a ....


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Heritage Project Reveals Unique Rio Bridge Pics

Juninho and Albert Adomah won’t be the only prominent Teesside links on show as the World Cup kicks off this week. Researchers on the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project have uncovered hundreds of images at Teesside Archives of the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, built by Cleveland Bridge and Redpath Dorman Long and one of Host City ....


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Tees Newport Bridge Talk Today

Recently unearthed photos, film footage and written records will be used to illustrate a talk about the Tees Newport Bridge this afternoon at 2.30pm at Teesside Archives. Tosh Warwick takes a break from his day job as Tees Transporter Bridge Education, Learning and Events Officer to explore the history of Middlesbrough’s second iconic bridge, the Newport Bridge. Celebrating its 80th ....


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Gigantic Statues And Captain Cook’s Visit To Easter Island

The giant statues of Easter Island are the subject of a talk tomorrow at Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Senior Curator Phil Philo’s illustrated talk Those Gigantic Statues: Captain Cook’s Visit to Easter Island, 1774 takes place on Thursday, May 22 in association with The Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers. The event ....


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Is War Good For The Health? Local History Talk

Leading historian Professor Barry Doyle returns to Middlesbrough this week to present a talk on health in the town during the First World War in one of the highlights of Middlesbrough Local History Month. Having spent several years at Teesside University before moving to the University of Huddersfield in 2008, Doyle returns to the town to present a talk entitled ‘Is War Good for the ....


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Full House At Teesside Archives For Historian’s Talk On Middlesbrough’s Political Women

History enthusiasts and students have been given an insight into Middlesbrough’s early twentieth century political women as part of Local History Month. Lewis Young, a PhD history researcher at Teesside University, gave a fascinating talk at Teesside Archives into the political activities of women from 1900-1934 in the town. The lecture focused on early Labour councillors Marion Coates ....


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Transporter Bridge Project Unveils Unique Pictures Of Tyne Landmarks

Unique construction photographs of a number of the River Tyne’s landmark bridges have been uncovered by researchers working on the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. Photographs and historical documents relating to the King Edward VII, Metro and Tyne Bridges are just some of the highlights in Teesside Archives’ ....


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Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre Opening

The Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (Fri-Mon 9:30-3:30) offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ Exhibition. The ‘Bridging the World’ Exhibition, part of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project, celebrates ....


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Bridgemaster To Tell Story Of Transporter Bridge

A talk entitled The Tees Transporter Bridge through time will be given this week at the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet in Middlesbrough. The free event will take place on Thursday, April 10, from 12.30pm, as part of the ongoing ‘The Green One and The Blue One’ Exhibiton at the Cargo Fleet Offices. Long-serving bridge-master Alan Murray will provide a fascinating insight into the ....


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Calling All Sons And Daughters Of The Tees Transporter

Local author Helen Cox is calling for stories and memories about the Tees Transporter Bridge for her upcoming book on what is arguably the area’s most beloved landmark. Helen explains: “This book is about more than facts and figures, it’s about what the bridge means on a social and cultural level. The students who live in and visit the town make up a large percentage of ....


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Bare Bones At Dorman Museum

There is an exciting new temporary display in the H20 Gallery at the Dorman Museum. North East-based touring exhibition company Blue Tokay Ltd has loaned the museum two displays from their "Bare Bones" exhibition which looks at the anatomy of animals in a very unusual way. Bare Bones Dorman Museum 4th April - 20th July 2014 Unlike many other natural history exhibitions, Bare ....


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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Reopens

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum will be re-opening next Tuesday (on 1st April 2014) for the Summer Season. The recently re-vamped, vibrant displays take you on a journey exploring Cook’s early life in Marton through to his three epic Voyages of Discovery. New for this season is the exhibition “Learning the Ropes: Painting a portrait of Captain Cook and his Young ....


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Town Hall Marks 125 Years At The Heart Of Middlesbrough

  Middlesbrough's iconic Town Hall celebrates a major anniversary today – and 2014 looks set to be a bumper year at the box office. The popular venue marks its 125th birthday today and looks set to carry on drawing crowds for many decades to come. The stunning Grade II* Town Hall and Municipal Buildings were officially opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales on January 23, ....


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Time Capsule To Mark Middlehaven’s Pioneering Future

Middlesbrough’s past and present are to be captured at a site that is already paving the way for the town’s future. And local people have until Monday, January 27 to put forward their ideas for inclusion in a time capsule at Middlehaven. The Urban Pioneers project which will shape future development at the historic site was formally launched in November by Middlesbrough Council ....


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Exclusive Dresser Merchandise On Sale At The Dorman

A flagship Middlesbrough museum has a new collection of merchandise on sale based on one of its key collections. Visitors to the Dorman Museum can now enjoy the glorious work of 19th century design genius Christopher Dresser through a new range of souvenirs and gift items. The Dorman is currently developing a major new gallery to house its stunning collection of decorative art material ....


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Prestigious Annual Lecture To Be Held At Dorman Museum

The 2013 Elgee Memorial Lecture takes place at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum on Saturday, December 7. The annual event is held to mark the achievements of archaeologist, geologist, naturalist and former Dorman Museum Curator Frank Elgee (1880-1944). This year’s Lecture is being organised by Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society. The Society’s Chairman, Barry Harrison, well-known researcher and author on the history of the region, will be giving an illustrated ....


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Kirkleatham Walks - Today At One

  Guided walk around the historic buildings of Kirkleatham this afternoon at 1pm taking in the architecture, heritage and history of this scenic village. Stewart Ramsdale of the Tees Heritage Trust will guide us round the Listed buildings of this Conservation Area. You will probably be surprised at just how many listed buildings there are for a village and also of the importance of many of ....


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Transporter Closed Until Spring As Upgrade Enters Final Stages

  The Tees Transporter Bridge will remain closed until Spring 2014 to allow completion of the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported works that will transform the landmark into a top tourist attraction. The closure will also enable the ongoing repainting of the structure to continue, which has been extended due to the need for a higher than anticipated amount of preparation work. ....


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