Author Archives: Matt

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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WHAT WAS TEESSIDE LIKE 350 YEARS AGO?

WHAT WAS TEESSIDE LIKE 350 YEARS AGO? NORTH EAST ENGLAND DURING THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY Details have been announced about the Day School the Society is holding, in partnership with Teesside University Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research on Saturday 11 March 2017. The theme of the Day School is ‘North East England in the

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The Frank Elgee Memorial Lecture – 3rd December

The Frank Elgee Memorial Lecture ‘Nature and Industry on the Tees’ Saturday December 3rd 2016 10.30am Dorman Museum Middlesbrough TS5 6LA Every year a lecture is held which celebrates and remembers the life and works of Frank Elgee. This year’s Elgee Memorial Lecture is to be delivered by Dr Robert Woods, the Director of the Industry

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Major Discovery at Fountains Abbey!

  Remarkable ground-penetrating technology has revealed more than 500 graves of Cistercian monks and lay brothers who once lived at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Geophysical techniques and ground-penetrating radar have formed part of a major research project at the World Heritage Site, adding new details about the life of the monastic community and their burial

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Roman Roads: Past, Present and Future Research

Conference – 12 / 13 November 2016 The Roman Roads Research Association is proud to host the second of two conferences to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Ivan D. Margary, whose name, through his work “Roman Roads in Britain”, has become synonymous with the study of Roman roads. The conference is being held

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Guided Walk Around Egglescliffe

A new event to attend this summer. On Wednesday 15th June, join Robin Daniels for a guided walk around the village of Egglescliffe, near Yarm, looking at its history. Meet outside St John’s Church, Egglescliffe, at 2.00pm Open to CTLHS members only.