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This year’s Middlesbrough Local History Month will be really important for the future as well as a celebration of the past. In this Jubilee year, the Teesside town looks back through all seven decades of the reign as they impacted on local places and faces. The month-long focus will look back to the early pioneering years of the new planned town while also peering back through time to discuss tantalising clues unearthed recently by archaeologists from a far earlier Middlesbrough.

The will be a diverse programme of events that aims to have widespread appeal; walk in the footsteps of a young James Cook, explore the resting place of some of the town’s celebrated engineers or open a scrapbook of footballing memories. The hidden history of town buildings is unveiled and the roles of women at work and in war are uncovered. Recent social history will also be explored through individuals interviewed in a recent Leeds University Northern Exposure project.

Many of the events of this annual festival take place in a town centre that is still redefining itself after the pandemic. It is now vitally important that we get out and about and fully utilise our venues again – this local history month can be an important step to help regenerate Middlesbrough.

For all walks, talks, open day and events of the month-long Middlesbrough Local History Month check out the website or Discover Middlesbrough social media pages.

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