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Newsletter of the Year 2018!

The British Association for Local History has named the C.T.L.H.S. Newsletter as Newsletter of the Year 2018! A wonderful way to start our Golden Jubilee Year! Every Member of the Society receives a copy of our Newsletter on a quarterly basis. The Newsletter contains details of forthcoming events as well as reports on events that

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‘Captain Cook’s Cleveland’ – Day School

Saturday 10 March 2018 To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s voyages of exploration the Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society with the Teesside University Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research are having a day school to explore ‘Captain Cook’s Cleveland’. There’ll be six speakers: Paul Menzies, Robin Daniels, Ian

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Packett Prize Winner Announced!

The winner of the £250 first prize for the 2017 Packett Prize Competition is Peter McCarthy. The winning essay is entitled ‘The Eight Streets of Grangetown: immigration, assimilation and dissemination’. The judges considered this to be a scholarly addition to local knowledge and our shared history. The essay met the competition’s brief to a very

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The Packett Prize

We were delighted to receive four essays as entries to the Packett Prize Competition. The essays embraced a wide range of topics and periods of history, and included some excellent original research. The results of the competition will be announced in due course, and the essays will be published in Cleveland History and the Newsletter.

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 8 April 2017. We had a good turn-out of Members and they received reports on the work that has been done by the Committee on their behalf and on plans for the future. The existing Committee were all re-elected. The AGM was followed by two excellent talks

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The Ironmasters Were Youngsters!

Fascinating and sometimes unexpected, the things you learn at lectures. I once learned how to make poteen using boot polish and a gas meter at a Sociology lecture (just so you know I never turned theory into practice, and I have long ago forgotten what I learned). At a lecture entitled ‘From Roman Nails to

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Cook’s Cottage – but not the one in Australia!

Timing is everything. The same weekend as the Society hosted a lecture entitled ‘The search for Cook’s Cottage’, considerable interest in the subject of houses possibly lived in by Captain James Cook, arguably the greatest explorer that ever lived, was sparked by two events elsewhere. Firstly, as the Evening Gazette reported, a tourist attraction in

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